Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Reading Vision Correction

Struggling with fine print, or with your near vision in general? As we get older we can lose the sharpness of our near vision, causing squinting and problems with clarity of fine print up close which can be very frustrating. For you, this might mean that everyday tasks like reading a text or checking a receipt can become awkward or annoying, or even difficult. So what’s the solution? Well the good news is that if you do suffer with near vision problems, Reading Vision Correction might just be the answer.

Optilase, Ireland’s No.1 Private Eye Clinic, have been treating patients with these very symptoms for years so it’s fair to say they know a thing or two about what you might be experiencing. Here we take a look at just what’s happening with your sight and how Reading Vision Correction might just bring you back to near perfect vision, and by doing so considerably change your life for the better.

The signs and the symptoms
Once the sharpness of our vision goes and you start to experience issues reading labels, or the newspaper it’s a sure sign that your sight could benefit from some treatment. And if you’re aged between 40 and 65, you’re in good company as this is the age group where most people experience this loss of crispness and clarity of vision, a term that’s called Presbyopia.

The technical explanation for this condition describes it as the loss or ability to focus on near objects as the eye ages, and the symptoms occur when the eye’s natural lens loses its flexibility and stiffens with age. The condition is the reason that reading glasses become necessary, even for people who have excellent distance vision. It’s an inevitable condition, whether people have had previous laser eye surgery or not. But the good news – Reading Vision Correction can mean that your days of squinting and being overly reliant on reading glasses are numbered. So what are you waiting for, it’s time to find out more.

Taking the first steps towards Reading Vision Correction
Whatever your symptoms if you are having issues with your sight the best way forward is always to have a professional consultation. Optilase are market leaders across the Island of Ireland in private eye care, and they offer a free, no strings attached consultation with one of their Optometrists so that you can find out more about the treatment.

Phillip McGlade, Chief Executive Officer with Optilase explains the importance of finding the right provider for you, ‘ As with any medical treatment it’s vital that you get the right team behind you as you embark on your journey. Our team of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists and Medical Staff, are all focused on providing the very best laser eye treatment available, using the latest and most sophisticated technology.

‘Presbyopia is quite a specific issue, and it only affects people after age 40; usually becoming quite noticeable by age 45. It’s solely due to ageing of the eye, so if you are younger than 40 and you have issues with close vision, you’re better suited for laser eye surgery, as your problems require a correction of the cornea. If you are older than 65, it is possible that you have complications other than presbyopia which alter your underlying prescription needs – for instance, cataracts. But don’t worry, whatever is the best option for your sight will be investigated at your initial consultation with our team. Your sight is in the best hands possible as soon as you walk through our doors.’

Your Free Consultation
So what exactly happens when you visit Optilase for a free consultation on Reading Vision Correction? You’ll be glad to know that it’s very straight forward. First of all a Laser Optometrist will carry out a series of eye examinations to determine your suitability. They will then explain in detail the processes involved and answer any questions you may have.

The most suitable treatment for you will be discussed at a consultation with one of Optilase’s experienced Optometrists and will take your current prescription and lifestyle into account. Whatever the treatment prescribed know that if you go ahead, it will be entirely painless and take on average, less than 10 minutes, allowing you to resume most activities the very next day after your treatment.

Like most treatments, a rule patients selection criteria applies for Reading Vision Correction. Generally speaking this is to be aged between 40-65, wearing reading glasses for at least two years, difficulty focusing on print close up, have to hold items far away to see them clearly and may suffer from eye strain or blurred vision. Please be reassured that this is a general criteria, the best advice is to always speak to a professional and that’s what Optilase offers a free consultation to all potential patients.

Laser Eye Surgery V Reading Vision Correction
Phillip explained that many patients are curious as to the difference between both treatments, ‘Laser Eye Surgery is performed in order to correct problems related to the cornea. Generally speaking, laser eye surgery is suitable for people between the ages of 18-65 and corrects Long-sightedness, Short sightedness and Astigmatism. In people over the age of 40 wearing reading glasses, the problem is usually related to the lens of the eye.

As the eye ages, the lens becomes hard and loses its gel-like flexibility. The muscles surrounding the lens which in a young eye can help the lens to focus also become weaker and as a result the eye cannot focus on fine print – or what we now know to be Presbyopia.’

Optilase offer combination procedures whereby they can correct problems relating to the cornea and reading vision problems using a combination of laser eye surgery and reading vision correction treatments, if your individual sight problem determines a need for this treatment.

Why Optilase
Optilase is Ireland’s leading laser eye surgery clinic, and as one of the first private clinics to be established in the country, is renowned for it’s experience and expertise in providing exceptional laser eye surgery in Ireland.

Optilase are a proud, family-owned Irish business and are privileged to have some of the world’s leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists and Medical Staff working on the Optilase team, all of whom are focused on providing the very best laser eye treatment available, using the latest and most sophisticated technology.

Optilase – Open as an essential service throughout the Covid 19 Pandemic
Optilase is delighted to remain open throughout the Covid 19 pandemic as an essential medical service. So, if you are interested in getting your procedure over the next few weeks, then it’s time to call Optilase today.

What changes will I see in the Optilase during Covid 19 pandemic?
Optilase’s main priority is keeping you, and their team safe and well at this time. And because of that they have taken a long list of precautions to ensure that everyone’s health and safety is the top priority when carrying out every procedure.

To start with, team Optilase will ask you to only arrive for your appointment at the designated time as waiting areas are not in use at this important time. You will notice that all Optilase team members will be wearing full PPE including gloves, aprons, visors and masks, please remember that face coverings are necessary at all times when visiting the clinic and when having your procedure.

Other differences you may notice are that there are perspex screens at all reception desks, social distancing measures and floor markings are in place throughout every clinic space and that there are sanitization stations at the entrance of every Clinic. Patients and the entire Optilase team are required to have their temperature taken upon arrival to the Clinic.

These measures are in place for your safety and the safety of the team, please respect them when you visit our Clinics, as your safety and health is our priority.

Don’t delay – find out more today from Ireland’s No.1 Eye Surgery Clinic Optilase
If you have Presbyopia there’s a good chance that you may be a candidate for Reading Correction Surgery. The best way to find out is to book a consultation in an Eye Surgery Clinic, and with almost 20 years experience, Optilase is Ireland’s No.1 Eye Surgery Clinic and the best place to start your journey back to excellent vision. Optilase has clinics throughout the island of Ireland.

If you’d like to find out more about whether or not you may be a suitable candidate for Reading Vision Correction, the best thing that you can do today is to take the first step towards perfect vision, call Optilase today for a free consultation on 1890 301 302.