Less than 30 years ago, Americans had no choice when their vision became presbyopic; their doctors prescribed “readers”, or bifocals, to correct their vision. The staff at Magruder Laser Vision wants you to know that this condition is now treatable with a number of outpatient vision correction procedures that will make your life so much easier.
Presbyopia literally means “old eyes” and affects more than a billion people around the world. Your eye contains a specific elastic protein that is responsible for the rapid ability of your lens to change shape. This is how your eye focuses. The elasticity of this protein pulls and relaxes around the perimeter of the lens, causing it to stretch or relax. The change in the lens’s shape is responsible for our ability to see far away and close within a fraction of a second. As we age, the lens elasticity decreases and focusing ability decreases as well. Most of us notice this change when we try in vain to focus on a prescription bottle, a magazine, or a book and cannot make the words come into focus.
Knowing the health and structural integrity of your eye will determine which of these laser vision correction procedures is the correct one for you.
MLV Advanced LASIK
MLV Advanced LASIK is available for nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic, and presbyopic patients. By changing the shape of the eye, the focal plane, which is too short in myopia and too long in hyperopia, is redirected to the fovea in the back of the eye where sharp vision is most easily recognized.
Advanced Surface Ablation
MLV Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), sometimes related to its predecesor PRK, is quite similar to LASIK except the laser focuses on the surface of the cornea rather than behind it. Recovery from ASA may be longer than LASIK recovery, however. ASA is well suited for military personnel and athletes with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
Custom Lens Replacement
In this procedure, the natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens that has your prescription. Similar to cataract surgery, Custom Lens Replacement is a good choice for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia.
Magruder Laser Vision will be happy to discuss all these solutions with you and help you toss those readers. Give us a call at 407-843-5665 to set up your evaluation. Read our latest blogs for information pertaining to procedures, eye care, and eye health. Being well informed will help you make the correct vision-correction decision.
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