How to Know if Laser Blended Vision Is Right for You
A common vision issue among older adults, “presbyopia” occurs naturally with age, often resulting in the need for eyeglasses to compensate for blurry eyesight. As many adults are already aware, this problem tends to interfere most when looking at objects up-close, such as when reading or using a mobile device.For many sufferers of presbyopia faced with the everyday nuisances of constantly misplacing eyeglasses, in addition to the general discomfort of regular wear, a permanent solution for vision correction can be an absolute game-changer. This is where laser blended vision comes in.Laser blended vision is a sophisticated vision correction procedure developed by Carl Zeiss Meditec that is performed to simultaneously correct vision in both eyes – a feat that was not previously possible with traditional monovision procedures.
More About Laser Blended Vision
Laser blended vision uses LASIK treatment to optimize the dominant eye primarily regarding distance vision as well as regular vision, in addition to the non-dominant eye for near or close-up vision. It also improves the range of focus for each eye.
This ultimately allows the brain to successfully merge the two images for seamless vision at all distances, therefore eliminating any requirement for eyeglasses or bifocals.The results that laser blended vision can achieve are comparable to that of regular LASIK surgery. The treatment offers remarkable benefits that patients will reap for years following their procedure, including eliminating the need for progressive lenses and the associated discomfort and hassle that comes with such limitations.
Am I a candidate for the laser blended vision procedure?
Fortunately, most people who are short and far-sighted and who currently require, or are expected to require reading glasses, will be great candidates for laser blended vision surgery.With presbyopia being a common condition that tends to steadily worsen by the age of 60, laser blended vision offers incredible results for patients over the age of 40 who aren’t necessarily great candidates for laser eye surgery.
About the Procedure
Laser blended vision surgery is generally quick and painless, with the entire procedure often taking no longer than 20 to 30 minutes. The treatment uses a laser to alter the shape of the cornea, creating slight adjustments in the focal range of both eyes.
The technology works by restoring the elasticity of the lens and muscles in each eye, thus allowing for sharper visualization and focus of objects both near and far.
Adjusting to Your New and Improved Vision
As with any vision correction procedure, you will need to heal and adjust over a period of time until the full benefits of laser blended vision are experienced.Albeit temporary, there are certain side effects that patients of this procedure commonly report dealing with, including a condition referred to as “visual confusion”. This confusion often occurs due to the fact that both of the eyes are naturally used to perceiving visual signals in uniform as opposed to individually, which becomes the new standard following a blended vision procedure.
“Brain Training:” The New Norm for a While
Now that the vision is blended, each eye is optimized to perceive both short and long distances, so your brain will need to adjust to this new way of processing visual cues.
For recovering patients, this often results in instances over the first few days where the brain seemingly favours one eye over the other, causing the vision to place a sharper focus on objects in the distance, while objects that are closer will appear more blurry. This can also occur the other way around, leading to a sharper focus with nearby objects and a distortion with objects in the distance.
Fortunately, as the brain adjusts over time to this new way of seeing, you’ll notice this confusion begin to diminish until your eyesight is completely restored. This adjustment period is different for every patient, ranging anywhere from several days to several weeks and, in some cases, as much as six months for some.
The good news is that no matter how long your brain needs to fully adjust, the end result is always worth this period of visual confusion.
The Importance of Post-Operative Care
The success of your laser blended vision procedure will depend greatly on how closely you follow your post-op care instructions. Following surgery, you’ll need to exercise extra caution and care to ensure that nothing compromises your treatment or interferes with proper recovery.Prior to your blended vision surgery, your doctor will walk you through what to expect with treatment and will provide you with any necessary information regarding patient aftercare. Know that you will need to avoid certain activities for a period of time following surgery, such as showering, swimming, or using make-up, in order to steer clear of potential complications or infections. Furthermore, we recommend taking at least a few days off of work immediately following your procedure to simply relax and take it easy. You will also be asked to attend regular check-ups with the doctor so that they can ensure your recovery and vision blending are on the right track.
Contact Clearview Vision Institute Today
Are you ready to learn whether you’re a candidate for laser blended vision in Toronto?With laser blended vision, age-related vision loss no longer needs to be an obstacle to your future. After determining whether you’re a candidate for the procedure, our team of experts would be pleased to walk you through the process, so that you can schedule your surgery fully informed and with the utmost confidence.
To book an appointment, call Clearview Vision Institute at 647-493-6371 or contact us here.
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