The aging process can mean our near vision dis-improves as we age into our 40’s and 50’s. Known as presbyopia, our near vision worsens. When left uncorrected it causes difficulty in seeing things up close and makes everyday activities more frustrating, such as reading, text messaging, doing close up work.
Presbyopia differs from stigmatism, myopia, and hypermetropia, which are related to the shape of the eyeball.
Supracor is suitable for all presbyopic patients as well as those who have previously had LASIK surgery. It provides excellent distance, intermediate and near sight, whilst maintaining high quality vision.
The procedure is aimed at people aged 50 and above with:
- General good health
- No history of eye disease
- An interest in improving their reading vision
- Previous standard LASIK treatment
- Previous cataract surgery
Following the Procedure
The treatment involves first creating a thin flap on the surface of the eye.
This flap is then moved to one side to allow the surgeon access to the cornea.
Then the surgeon uses the excimer laser to accurately reshape the cornea and treat the presbyopia.
At the end of the procedure, the surgeon repositions the flap to its original position, allowing the eye to naturally heal with the new shape.