The loss of the ability to focus on near objects is known as presbyopia. The symptoms begin around age 40 as the crystalline lens gets harder and unable to change its shape on demand. Most people are between 40 and 50 years when they realize for the first time that they can’t read objects close to them. The letters of the phonebook are “too small” or you have to hold the newspaper farther away from your eye to see it clearly. At the same time your ability to focus on objects that are far way remains normal.
Even though reading glasses are always a great and convenient option to correct presbyopia, ever since the different refractive surgeries have been available, we see more and more people enjoying of life without having to carry a pair of glasses with them at all times in their purses or pockets, or having to have a pair of the known as “readers” in every corner of their homes and workplaces.
LASIK, with the option of Monovision which consists of correcting the dominant eye for distance (Myopia, Hyperopia and/or Astigmatism)and the fellow eye for reading, has been a great way to eliminate or reduce the dependency of glasses.
Another option is the ReZoom™ and the ReSTOR® multifocal lens implant. This procedure is used on patients that have been diagnosed with cataracts but is has been as well the choice of many people that want to minimize their dependency on glasses for near, far and in between vision and are getting close to an age in which cataract surgery may be in their near future.
A comprehensive eye exam with specific test is necessary to make sure that one of these options will be the right one for you.
At the Laser Eye of Miami we have the latest technology to provide you with the professional care you want and deserve.
At their beautifully appointed LASIK Fort Lauderdale / Miami facility, Drs. Kurston, Awad and Preschel offer a range of advanced vision correction treatments. In addition to being recognized as leading laser eye surgery experts, they are also renowned as highly experienced Miami / Ft. Lauderdale cataract surgery and glaucoma treatment specialists.
Joseph Kurstin, MDJoseph Kurstin, MD, president of the Laser Eye Center of Miami, is a highly experienced Miami and Fort Lauderdale LASIK and Cataract Surgeon. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and VISX S4 CustomVue and Intralase certified LASIK surgeon.
Gabriel G. Lazcano, MDGabriel G. Lazcano, MD, is a highly experienced anterior segment surgeon with more than 13 years of experience in South Florida. He specializes in no-stitch cataract surgery and refractive surgery.
Abraham Awad, ODAbraham Awad, OD, Director of Optometric Services at the Laser Eye Center of Miami has extensive experience in managing refractive surgery and LASIK patients pre and post operatively.