Presby-LASIK

Chances are if you are reading this, you are over the age of 40 and have noticed that not only can you not see far away, but now you can’t see close up either. This can be very frustrating! Well, Dr. Mozayeni has good news for you.

Not being able to see up close is called Presbyopia, Presby for short. Presbyopia is the gradual and inevitable loss of focusing ability at near distances, which is most noticeable in your early to mid-forties. Until now, typically the choices would be:

  • Readers over contacts
  • Bifocal glasses
  • Mulifocal glasses
  • Monovision All-Laser, Blade Free LASIK
  • PRK All-Laser, Blade Free No Flap LASIK
  • Lens replacement (Restor, Rezoom, Crystalens)

But now, Dr. Mozayeni can offer you another choice. It's called Presbyopic Multifocal LASIK.

What is Presby-LASIK?

Presby-LASIK is a method of performing LASIK to counteract this decline in near vision. Presby-LASIK is not FDA-approved, but keep reading to learn about how long it has been performed worldwide. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists is proud to be the first to offer it in the Charlotte region.

During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Mozayeni and his staff will carefully look at dozens of characteristics about your vision, the health of your eye and your entire body. Some of these characteristics include but are not limited to:

  • Your age
  • The structure of your cornea
  • Status of your distance and near vision
  • Results of multiple tests conducted during your exam

Presby-LASIK is not like Monovision, where one eye is designed for near and the other for distance, but rather both eyes are corrected so that they can focus at distance and near.

How it works and what the laser does is a very complex process, but ultimately the goal is to correct distance vision (if needed) while improving near vision to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. Some people only need their reading vision corrected while others need both distance and near corrected. Presby-LASIK can help with either situation.

Is Presby-LASIK New?

Although not many eye surgeons in the United States offer Presby-LASIK, and it is not currently FDA-approved in this country, it is not a new procedure. Presby-LASIK to correct reading vision has been performed in Europe and has been approved by the European Union since 2005 using the same lasers offered by Dr. Mozayeni here in Charlotte. So, although Presby-LASIK is not FDA-approved, the laser used to perform the procedure is FDA-approved to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Using a device in this manner is considered “off label” and allowed under the direction of a licensed physician. 

Presby-LASIK is an exciting alternative to reading glasses. Prior to offering Presby-LASIK to his patients, Dr. Mozayeni spent a great deal of time researching the results of other surgeons and personally reached out to several colleagues from coast to coast to discuss the procedure.

If your reading vision is not what it was when you were younger and you are looking for a possible laser vision correction solution, fill out our contact form below so we can schedule your complimentary consultation.

What is Presby-LASIK?

Presby-LASIK is a method of performing LASIK to counteract this decline in near vision. Presby-LASIK is not FDA-approved, but keep reading to learn about how long it has been performed worldwide. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists is proud to be the first to offer it in the Charlotte region.

During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Mozayeni and his staff will carefully look at dozens of characteristics about your vision, the health of your eye and your entire body. Some of these characteristics include but are not limited to:

  • Your age
  • The structure of your cornea
  • Status of your distance and near vision
  • Results of multiple tests conducted during your exam

Presby-LASIK is not like Monovision, where one eye is designed for near and the other for distance, but rather both eyes are corrected so that they can focus at distance and near.

How it works and what the laser does is a very complex process, but ultimately the goal is to correct distance vision (if needed) while improving near vision to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. Some people only need their reading vision corrected while others need both distance and near corrected. Presby-LASIK can help with either situation.

Is Presby-LASIK New?

Although not many eye surgeons in the United States offer Presby-LASIK, and it is not currently FDA-approved in this country, it is not a new procedure. Presby-LASIK to correct reading vision has been performed in Europe and has been approved by the European Union since 2005 using the same lasers offered by Dr. Mozayeni here in Charlotte. So, although Presby-LASIK is not FDA-approved, the laser used to perform the procedure is FDA-approved to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Using a device in this manner is considered “off label” and allowed under the direction of a licensed physician. 

Presby-LASIK is an exciting alternative to reading glasses. Prior to offering Presby-LASIK to his patients, Dr. Mozayeni spent a great deal of time researching the results of other surgeons and personally reached out to several colleagues from coast to coast to discuss the procedure.

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