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Presbyopic Options

What is Presbyopia

As we get older, the lens inside the eye loses its elasticity making it hard to focus on near objects. This is called presbyopia. Presbyopia is age-related and usually happens around age 40-45. This condition will occur for everyone. When presbyopia sets in, reading glasses are usually required for objects and activities that involve your up-close vision. There are numerous optical options for correcting presbyopia such as bifocals, progressive lenses, reading glasses, mutlifocal contact lenses, monovision contact lenses.  Excellent surgical options are also available including monovision with LASIK or conventional intraocular implants and the more advanced multifocal IOLs.

If you would like to have greater independence from glasses and contacts, then monovision or refractive lens exchange may be the best option for you.  Refractive lens exchange replaces the eyes natural lens with an artificial lens to reduce the overall prescription and improve the range and focus of vision.  It is basically cataract surgery done for a refractive purpose even when no cataract is present.

To find out which of these options best fit your needs, contact us today at 800-760-4171 and see what you’ve been missing.

Introduction to presbyopia-correcting IOLs with links to corresponding technology

If you suffer from poor reading vision (presbyopia) and are sick of glasses/contacts, the Eye Institute can help you! We offer presbyopia-correcting lenses such as the AcrySof ReSTOR IOL. Depending on your lifestyle, the ReSTOR lens can help with your up-close, intermediate, and distance vision.

If you love to golf, watch movies, read, or sew and want greater independence from glasses, then ReSTOR would be a great option. For more information on ReSTOR click here.

If you are interested in these lenses and want to find out if you’re a good candidate, you need a full dilated eye exam with one of our world renowned surgeons. To schedule an appointment and find out if one of these great lenses is right for you, contact The Eye Institute of Utah today at 800-760-4171.

Who’s a candidate for presbyopia-correcting lenses?

In order to find out if a presbyopia-correcting lens is right for you, a detailed eye exam is needed. The following may help determine if these are perfect for you.

  • A wish to stop or greatly reduce dependence on glasses
  • Wanting to improve your near vision within reasonable expectations
  • Age and preexisting ocular health that fit within range and would suggest a likelihood for success
  • Presbyopic correction that will assist in your functional and occupational requirements
  • Visual demands that are achievable with presbyopic IOLs.
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