Laser Blended Vision Correction Treatment (PRESBYOND)

An Introduction to PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision Correction Treatment

  • Laser blended vision correction treatment – also known as PRESBYOND – is a revolutionary new laser treatment for treating the symptoms of presbyopia, introduced by ZEISS.
  • In yet another example of our leadership, Clearview Institute was the first to introduce laser blended vision PRESBYOND to North America.
  • Laser Blended Vision PRESBYOND is less invasive and lower risk than other surgical procedures that compensate for presbyopia (for example, lens replacement or corneal inlays).
  • Laser Blended Vision PRESBYOND is easier to adapt to than conventional monovision laser eye surgery or monovision contact lenses.

What Conditions Does PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision Address?

Presbyopia occurs as your eyes age. Your eyes lose their ability to zoom from distant to near objects. Presbyopia affects all of us at some point in our lives, typically at around the age of 45.

How Do You Know if PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision Is Right for You?

If you are tired of your reading glasses, laser blended vision may be for you. Laser blended vision laser surgery is a more effective alternative to traditional methods for treating presbyopia, such as monovision.

Why? Laser treatment creates an increased depth of field and therefore results in better visual outcomes for your eyesight in comparison to monovision. Monovision is the process of wearing two different contact lenses, one that corrects for distance in one eye and the other lens only correcting near vision.

Monovision doesn’t have the same tolerance/acceptance as laser treatment – many people fail to adapt to it at all.

Moreover, many patients cannot tolerate it as they age because one lens needs to be increasingly corrected so that they can see things up close. For some patients, the difference in correction creates a blur zone, and monovision can become mostly ineffective as we continue to age.

Laser blended vision correction is much easier to adapt to, with extremely high success rates.

Laser blended vision is a solution that will grow with you. There is no more need for you to have different sets of glasses – in fact, you can toss away your reading glasses and bifocals for years to come. Additionally, laser treatment is cost effective, as it saves you from constantly replacing glasses or contact lenses.

Laser treatment also offers numerous advantages over other treatment options for presbyopia, such as intraocular lens implants, including the fact that it is ten times safer and less invasive. Clearview Institute offers laser treatment, including laser blended vision, in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga and the GTA

How Does PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision Work?

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How long does it take to see the full results of PRESBYOND®?

The timeline to experience the full results of PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision can vary among individuals. While some patients may notice improvements shortly after the procedure, it may take a few weeks to a few months for vision to stabilize and reach its optimal state. During this period, patients may undergo several post-operative check-ups to monitor progress. The healing process and the speed at which visual acuity improves can be influenced by factors such as individual healing responses and adherence to post-operative care guidelines.

Can PRESBYOND® eliminate the need for reading glasses?

While PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision aims to significantly reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses in presbyopic individuals, complete elimination for all tasks may not be guaranteed. Results can vary among patients, and some may still require reading glasses for specific activities in certain lighting conditions. It's important to have realistic expectations and consult with our eye care professional to determine the extent of presbyopia correction achievable through PRESBYOND® and whether it aligns with your visual needs and lifestyle.

Are there any potential risks or complications associated with PRESBYOND®?

Yes, like any surgical procedure, PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is associated with potential risks and complications. These may include temporary side effects such as dry eyes, glare, halos, or difficulties with night vision. In some cases, patients may experience under or overcorrection, requiring additional adjustments. Serious complications, though rare, can include infection, inflammation, or vision changes that may not be correctable. It's crucial to thoroughly discuss these potential risks with our eye care professionals at Clearview Vision Institute to make an informed decision about your vision correction options.

How do PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision and monovision contact lenses differ from each other?

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is a surgical procedure that uses laser technology to adjust the vision of each eye, creating a blended visual result for both near and distance vision. It aims to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses in presbyopic individuals. Monovision contact lenses, on the other hand, involve wearing a distance prescription in one eye and a near prescription in the other, allowing the brain to adapt and choose the appropriate eye for different distances. Both approaches address presbyopia, but they differ in the method of correction – one is a surgical procedure, while the other involves the use of contact lenses.

How long can one expect the effects of PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision to last?

The duration of the effects of PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision can vary among individuals. At Clearview Vision Institute, many patients experience a long-term reduction in dependence on reading glasses. However, factors like age and changes in eye health over time can influence the longevity of the treatment. Regular follow-up appointments with our experienced eye care professionals will be scheduled to monitor your vision and address any evolving needs.

What is the difference between Presbyond Laser Blended Vision and Monovision?

Both are used to address distance and near vision for patients who have presbyopia. Presbyopia naturally occurs in our 40s and describes the inability to focus at near when we are corrected for distance. Monovision is when the dominant eye is corrected for distance and the non-dominant eye is corrected for near to help with the patient's distance and near vision. Laser Blended Vision, also known as Presbyond, is a form of LASIK that combines a reduced amount of monovision (called micromonovision) and reshaping the eye in a unique way that augments the patient's ability to read, see intermediate objects and view distance. This allows the patient see an extended range of distances while still maintaining depth perception.

Is Monovision bad for your eyes?

No. Some patients adjust to this very easily and are highly functional. Other patients may find it takes time to adjust, as their brain learns how to use this system to benefit their viewing for near and far objects. Some patients may find that the distant objects may be slightly blurrier than full distance correction, but they and happy to gain improved near vision. There are different levels of monovision and each person may accept different levels of it. Some people may accept micromonovision, where this can augment the intermediate vision.

How long does it take to adjust to Laser Blended Vision?

Some people achieve desired results within a few weeks and others may take up to three months. Each person can have a different rate of healing. During the healing time you are able to visually function and the brain is adjusting to your new visual system.

Is Laser Eye Surgery permanent?

Yes, Laser eye surgery is permanent and lasts for your lifetime. Retreatment may be required.

Dear Dr. Kranemann, Many thanks in the nice, smooth and trouble free cataract surgery you carried out on both my eyes at Clearview Institute. I would like also to extend my thanks to all the staff of clearview. They are efficient, kind hearted and very helpful.J.T.
Dr. Kranemann is exceptionally intelligent and experienced. He is passionate about achieving perfect results for his patients, and proved it by correcting my father’s vision perfectly. We are very happy and grateful and highly recommend Dr. Kranemann.B.A.
Had the new vision correction procedure SMILE. WOW is all I can say. Life without glasses is amazing. Great surgeon and medical staff. Will refer his expertise on to family and friends.D.C.
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