Presbyopia is an age-related focus dysfunction that results in the gradual loss of near vision.
It is not a disease – it is as natural as wrinkles and eventually affects everyone. It can start as early as 35 but people typically become symptomatic from the age of 40 onwards, whether they are near sighted, far sighted or enjoyed perfect vision previously. It is estimated that over 1.8 billion people worldwide have some degree of presbyopia. The most common solution for presbyopia is the use of reading glasses or contact lenses.
The Presbia Flexivue Microlens™ is a tiny lens, only 3 mm in diameter and about 15 microns thick (one-fourth the thickness of a single human hair) that is placed in the cornea of your eye for the correction of presbyopia. The procedure is a brief, minimally-invasive procedure.
Pocket Creation: A pocket is created in the cornea of your eye using a femtosecond laser.
Microlens Implantation: The Presbia Microlens™ is inserted into the pocket.
Implantation Complete: The pocket seals itself, holding the lens in place at the center of the visual axis. The lens is barely visible to the naked eye.
Ready to take back your freedom from glasses?
The vast majority of people who need reading glasses are potential candidates for the procedure.
You may qualify if you:
You may not be suitable if you:
Your eye care professional will be able to advise you as to the ideal treatment for your needs
A brief, minimally-invasive procedure can reduce your dependence on glasses for most tasks.