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Glasses for This, Glasses for That

October 29, 2014

Glasses Headache

Suddenly you need longer arms! All at once the dashboard in your car is hard to read. Now how much gas do I have left? Why in the world can’t I read the ingredients on this label? If this is beginning to sound familiar, you are most likely over forty and starting to suffer from presbyopia. It is perfectly normal, but it is frustrating because you know you have an active lifestyle, still participate in sports, and don’t want to compromise your freedom.

“I can’t spend my time putting on reading glasses for everything, or a different pair for driving,” you say to yourself.

You are experiencing mature eyes or presbyopia. This occurs naturally as we age. The lenses in our eyes lose their flexibility resulting in lack of focus on near objects the way we enjoyed when we were younger. If you are starting to also have a difficult time reading things on your laptop or mobile device, then you are probably experiencing presbyopia.

Up until very recently your options were few. You could use reading glasses for certain small print and suffer through the exchange of multiple glasses, or the on again-off again syndrome, and maybe it’s the dreaded glasses around your neck. Nothing says I’m older than I want to be than glasses around the neck! Another option was to wear monovision contact lenses. This meant that one contact was for distance vision and the other one was for close up vision. This worked for only some people and did not provide for great depth perception. Lastly, you could have your vision corrected by LASIK in the same fashion as the monovision contacts. These last two options worked for some people but still had many drawbacks.

Now there is a remedy and much better solution for presbyopia!  Clearview Vision Institute now offers Laser Blended Vision LASIK. This innovative procedure will correct middle, near and far vision without the issue of depth perception AND with a 97% acceptance rate. They are the first in Canada to offer this new procedure. The dominant eye is corrected mainly for distance and the non-dominant eye for near vision. Read more about Laser Blended Vision here.

So if you experiencing presbyopia and are also nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, these issues can be corrected. In fact, this technique can correct patients with presbyopia and emmetropia. And the post-operative care for Laser Blended Vision is exactly like that of traditional LASIK.

If you want to regain your ability to enjoy all the things you want to do in life, contact us for a consultation and find out  if you are a candidate for Laser Blended Vision LASIK..

Maybe you can’t jog as far as you used to and you might need to reach for the bottle of ibuprofen more often, but after Laser Blended Vision, you’ll be able to read the back of the bottle without those longer arms.