PRESBYOPIA QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions

WILL I NEED GLASSES AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

 

In most cases, glasses are no longer needed. Weak glasses, however, may provide you with greater comfort when reading small print or with poor lighting.

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?

The procedure is generally designed for people aged 45 and older with a certain level of presbyopia.

  • in good health

  • not suffering from any eye disease

  • other than presbyopia, only minor vision problems (good eyesight with correction) such as myopia, hypermetropia and/or astigmatism.

  • "SUPRACOR" treatment may also be suited to patients who have already tried the standard LASIK treatment. “SUPRACOR” is a LASIK treatment for presbyopia.

  • seeking to improve their eyesight without glasses or contact lenses.

Your ophthalmologist can advise you on treatment possibilities and will determine whether you are a good candidate for presbyopia treatment.

WHEN CAN I GET BACK TO MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

 

Your ophthalmologist will explain the specific short-term changes to be made in your everyday habits.

ARE THERE OTHER SOLUTIONS FOR PRESBYOPIA?

 

If you are not a good candidate for LASIK treatment, the following options are also available

  • glasses

  • multifocal contact lenses

  • artificial crystalline lenses such as multifocal implants to replace the natural crystalline lens.

QWHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE GLAUCOMA OR CATARACTS A FEW YEARS AFTER THE OPERATION? 

 

There shouldn’t be any impact; conventional monitoring is necessary.

YARE THERE ANY ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS?

  • a slight redness of the eye is sometimes observed. This is due to the eye’s being immobilised before the procedure. These symptoms disappear within a few days.

  • you may have some discomfort for a short time after the treatment because your brain has to adjust to the changes in your eyesight.

  • you may have a feeling of sand in your eye or a tingling sensation the first day after the operation; you will be given eye drops to reduce this discomfort.

  • dryness of the eyes may require artificial tears, notably for working in front of a screen, long periods of reading or watching television.

  • you will have to wait a few months for your close-up and distance vision to become fully stabilised (close-up vision improves quickly)

 

You should notice an overall improvement in you eyesight one or two days after the operation.

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