Posted by: OptiVision Eye care in Health

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Maybe it’s the dreaded eyeglasses hanging around your neck that gives you away. Or perhaps it’s when you can’t see how much gas is left in your car. Do you need to set your laptop an extra foot away, but then you can’t reach it? Ah, it’s those aging eyes, also known as presbyopia, and no one can escape.

You think to yourself, “I’m too young, how can this be happening to me?” Truth be told, it happens to everyone and it’s perfectly natural. Presbyopia occurs as we age, causing the lenses in our eyes to lose their ability to be flexible and focus on objects near or close to us like we enjoyed when we were younger. That means objects close to us become blurry. Just as other parts of our body lose the ability to do things we once could do without giving it a second thought, so it is with our ability to see up close. It becomes difficult for the muscles in our eyes to focus the lens and see things clearly.

Stephen Dudley MD and Gerald Clarke MD have developed a new advanced type of laser vision correction for patients with presbyopia called Bifocal LASIK.  They are the only surgeons in this region performing this new procedure. Bifocal LASIK changes the shape of the cornea, as does traditional LASIK, but Bifocal LASIK creates different power zones for near, intermediate, and far so you can see all distances clearly.

If you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism along with presbyopia, this treatment can work for you. Even if you only need corrective lenses for reading, Bifocal LASIK can correct your presbyopia.

Another option available at OptiVision is PanaSEE Sight Rejuvenation. This procedure is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to laser vision correction or standard cataract surgery. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, presbyopic, or showing signs of cataract development, this alternative restores accommodation and provides most patients with a continuous range of vision.

Isn’t it time to shed the hanging glasses and enjoy the things you used to do and still want to do? Perhaps you can’t ride your bike as far as you once could, and maybe you have to reach for the ibuprofen more frequently now. Why should you struggle or give up the freedom to live your life to the fullest? Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about our procedures or the health of your eyes!