Presby-LASIK

If you are over the age of 40, you may have noticed that your near vision may be declining. We know this can be very frustrating, so we’re here to bring you some good news.

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. You have many options to tackle presbyopia.

  • Readers over contacts
  • Bi or tri focal glasses
  • Progressive glasses
  • Monovision All-Laser, Blade Free LASIK
  • PRK All-Laser, Blade Free No Flap LASIK
  • Lens replacement (Restor, Rezoom, Crystalens)
  • Presby-LASIK

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. 

During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Mozayeni and his staff will carefully look at dozens of characteristics about your vision, the health of your eye, your corneas, and the health of 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 Presby-LASIK 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. 

If your reading vision is not what it was when you were younger and you are looking for a possible laser vision correction solution, contact us today so we can schedule your complimentary laser vision correction consultation to determine what solution is best for you.

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. 

During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Mozayeni and his staff will carefully look at dozens of characteristics about your vision, the health of your eye, your corneas, and the health of 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 Presby-LASIK 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.