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Q&A Series: Will Laser Eye Surgery Correct a Reading Prescription

28th April 2017


Forgetting your reading glasses is a common frustration for many people and even when you do have them, finding them to read something or look at a picture is quite simply an everyday irritation. Many patients who come to LaserVision often ask us if laser eye surgery will correct a reading prescription and the simple answer is yes! Read on for a breakdown on which treatments will get the best results to correct a Hyperopia (long sightedness) and Presbyopia (age related long sightedness).

Please note as everyone’s eyes are different, we will only recommend a treatment plan after a comprehensive eye assessment at a consultation with one of our renowned Consultant Eye Surgeons who are all corneal experts. Book a consultation at your nearest clinic.


The most common form of laser vision correction in the world, LASIK aims to reduce a patient’s dependence on their glasses or contact lenses with current research suggests that over 99% of patients reach the legal driving standard without glasses or lenses following LASIK treatment.

LASIK is a virtually painless procedure and most patients only need anaesthetic drops to numb the eye prior to having this performed. The majority of patients say they feel no pain at all, though some mention feeling mild pressure or vibration during their treatment.

Find out more about LASIK for treating a reading prescription.


Refractive Lens Exchange

With the ability to correct any prescription error including long sightedness, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) or PRELEX is the alternative solution to laser eye surgery for those who are over the age of 40 and want a permanent solution for vision correction. With major advances in lens technology, this procedure involves removing the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens to restore vision.

The artificial lens can be of the correct focusing power to correct the vision and reduce or alleviate the requirement for glasses. The procedure is more advanced form of cataract surgery as the lens inserted is more technologically superior and the results more accurate.

Find out more about Refractive Lens Exchange Treatment for reading prescriptions.


KAMRA Vision

The KAMRA™ Inlay is not laser eye surgery but a tiny eye implant that restores near sight, providing a welcome alternative to reading glasses for patients with presbyopia.

Regardless of when you lost your near vision, the KAMRA™ Inlay may be able to restore it. Whether glasses or contact lenses have always been a part of your life or you have just started wearing reading glasses, the KAMRA inlay has the ability to reduce or eliminate your need for reading glasses.

Find out more about the KAMRA™ Inlay.


Laser Vision Correction with Blended Vision

Blended Vision is an advanced method for treating patients with presbyopia. It offers the opportunity to achieve freedom from glasses by combining the simplicity and accuracy of corneal refractive surgery with the benefits of increased depth of field in retaining visual quality.

Find out more about Blended Vision to correct a reading prescription.


To find out which treatment would be most suitable to correct your reading prescription, please book a consultation at your nearest LaserVision clinic.

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