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Presbyopia treatment

Private treatment for vision problems caused by presbyopia

Man having an eye exam as part of this presbyopia treatment plan
Presbyopia is a common age-related condition where the eyes' natural lenses lose their elasticity, making it difficult to focus on objects that are close up. Private presbyopia treatment at Circle Health Group can help you to see more clearly and can make reading and other close-up tasks easier.

The most common presbyopia treatments include lens replacement surgery and corneal inlays. During lens replacement surgery, the natural lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial lens that can help to restore clear vision. Corneal inlays are small devices that are placed in the cornea to improve vision.

If you are experiencing symptoms of presbyopia, such as difficulty focusing on objects up close or needing brighter light for reading, we offer a range of presbyopia treatments that are tailored to each patient's individual needs. Our expert consultants will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your vision problems.

For more information on presbyopia treatment, our experienced consultants are here to help you. Call or book online and you could have your initial consultation within 48 hours.

As we age, our eyesight can naturally deteriorate. Presbyopia is a condition that typically affects people over 40, and it can cause difficulty with near vision. You may find yourself struggling to read small print, or having to hold your reading material further away than usual to see it clearly.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be that you're living with presbyopia:

  • Difficulty reading small print, such as on a phone or menu
  • Eye strain or fatigue when reading or doing close work
  • Needing to hold reading material further away to see it clearly
  • Headaches or discomfort after reading or doing close work

At Circle Health Group, we understand how frustrating it can be to experience presbyopia and how it can impact your daily life. We aim to diagnose you as quickly as possible, after which we'll discuss all the available treatment options so that you can make an informed decision about what's right for you. Once you've decided on a treatment plan, we can get started without delay.

Your initial consultation will typically be with a consultant ophthalmologist, who is a specialist in the treatment of eye and vision problems. The process of diagnosis may involve a comprehensive eye exam, including visual acuity test, refraction test, and slit-lamp exam.

Your first consultation is an essential step in determining the best presbyopia treatment for you. During this time, your consultant will discuss your medical history, symptoms, and any previous eye conditions or surgeries you have had. It is crucial to be honest about your medical history and current symptoms to ensure the best outcome for your treatment.

Based on the findings from your consultation, your specialist will propose a tailored treatment plan that is unique to you. This may involve different types of presbyopia treatments, including prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgical options such as refractive lens exchange or multifocal intraocular lenses. You will discuss the treatment plan together and make any necessary changes to ensure it's the best choice for your personal circumstances.

At Circle Health Group, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and attention during your initial consultation. We strive to ensure that you are well-informed about your options and feel confident in the treatment plan we create together. Contact us today to book your consultation and take the first step towards clearer vision with presbyopia treatment.

Presbyopia treatment is typically a quick and straightforward procedure that can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. However, the exact length of the procedure will depend on the specific type of treatment you receive.

The specific details of your procedure to treat presbyopia will depend on the type of procedure you receive. For example, if you receive laser eye surgery, your doctor will use a laser to reshape your cornea and improve your vision. If you receive a lens replacement, your doctor will remove your eye's natural lens and replace it with an artificial lens. During your initial consultation, your doctor will explain the specific details of your procedure and what you can expect.

Most presbyopia treatments are performed using local anaesthetic, which means you will be awake during the procedure but will not feel any pain. In some cases, your doctor may recommend general anaesthetic if you have a medical condition that makes local anaesthetic unsafe.

Is there anything you should know about recovery?

Recovery time for presbyopia treatment will depend on the type of procedure you receive. In most cases, you should be able to resume normal activities within a day or two after the procedure. Your doctor will provide specific instructions on how to care for your eyes and what to expect during the recovery process.

If you have any additional questions about what to expect during your presbyopia treatment, be sure to speak with your doctor. They will be able to provide more detailed information based on your individual needs and circumstances.

Can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

Laser eye surgery, such as LASIK or PRK, can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but it cannot correct presbyopia. However, other treatments, such as refractive lens exchange (RLE) and intraocular lens (IOL) implants, can be effective for presbyopia correction.

Can presbyopia be corrected?

Yes, presbyopia can be corrected through various methods, including corrective eyewear, multifocal contact lenses, monovision contact lenses, RLE, IOL implants, and conductive keratoplasty.

Can you have myopia and presbyopia at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to have myopia (nearsightedness) and presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) at the same time. In fact, many people experience both conditions as they age. Corrective eyewear or presbyopia treatment options such as RLE or IOL implants can help address both conditions.

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and consultant suit your needs
  • Personalised, consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams
  • Private ensuite rooms as standard and delicious healthy meals
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about presbyopia treatment, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Content reviewed by Circle in-house team in April 2023. Next review due April 2026.

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