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LASIK for Presbyopia

LASIK for Presbyopia

LASIK Presbyopia Treatment – you are not too old for LASIK! Monovision LASIK is able to treat presbyopia (lao hua).
Read on to find out more about LASIK presbyopia treatment.

LASIK Presbyopia Singapore Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre. Am I too old for LASIK?

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia (or lao hua) is part of the natural aging process. In fact, presbyopia occurs in almost all people as they age. As we age, our eye muscles become less flexible, resulting in an inability to focus on near objects. Usually, most people start to experience presbyopia symptoms around the age of 40. Consequently, the ability to focus continues to decrease gradually as a person ages.

Although glasses can help to correct presbyopia, they can be inconvenient. As a result, many seek LASIK treatment for presbyopia. If you do not have presbyopia, standard LASIK will be sufficient.

What are the symptoms of presbyopia?

  • Having blurred vision at near distances
  • Finding yourself holding reading materials further away to make the words clearer
  • Experiencing strained eyes or dizziness after near work

While presbyopia is not harmful, it can cause inconvenience. If you have one or more of these symptoms, it would be good to seek advice from a doctor or optometrist.

Can LASIK correct presbyopia?

Yes, it can. In terms of LASIK presbyopia treatment, it is possible to undergo Monovision LASIK.

Monovision LASIK

Monovision LASIK uses the same machines and technology as LASIK (iLASIK Suite by Abbott Medical Optics). During a Monovision LASIK, one eye is corrected for near vision and the other eye is corrected for far vision. As a result, patients are able to enjoy clear vision at both near and far distances. That being said, Monovision LASIK is a convenient alternative to reading glasses.

*It is important to note that Monovision LASIK cannot correct the muscle problems that cause presbyopia. It, however, reshapes the corneas to counteract the effects of presbyopia.

Am I suitable for LASIK Presbyopia?

After Monovision LASIK, most people will be able to see near and far objects clearly without glasses. While Monovision LASIK is a good treatment option, some people are not suitable to undergo it. As their eyes are not able to accept the procedure, they may feel dizzy or unbalanced. Therefore, it is important to get an accurate assessment.

At Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre, our mission is to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. As such, our centre believes in offering thorough assessments and individualized consultations. Therefore, all patients seeking Monovision LASIK treatment are required to go through a series of detailed eye tests. During this process, you will be required to undergo a Monovision Trial.

During the Monovision Trial, you will be provided with a pair of glasses. These glasses will help to simulate your vision after Monovision LASIK. Furthermore, you will be given ample time to test your vision. For instance, you can read the magazines provided, watch television, and walk around the clinic/hospital. We will only proceed with the treatment if you are satisfied with the simulated vision.

LASIK Presbyopia Treatment Pricing

Monovision LASIK
Prices start from $3612.32 (both eyes, including GST)
Payment via interest-free installments are available.

Why Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre?

Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre is an established eye clinic in Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore (since 2007). Our Senior Consultant and Medical Director, Dr Lee Hung Ming, has more than 20 years of experience as an ophthalmologist. Prior to his current engagement, Dr Lee was the Head of LASIK Surgery at TTSH and NUH. He is a skilled surgeon that has treated many complicated cases. Furthermore, he has an excellent reputation in his field, as evidenced by his large pool of referral cases. Consequently, you can rest assured that you are in good hands at Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre.

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