Dual optic accommodating lenses

28 Mar

As such, it is clear that presbyopes face a host of issues when they visit the eye care professional today.

As this growing number of patients with their unique vision and refractive needs come to see us, we need to be ready to meet the demand with new and creative solutions.

These include: the fact that the procedures are more invasive; do not consistently produce high-enough quality vision; have the potential for resulting optical and visual distortions, regression of effects and complications such as corneal ectasia and haze, and anisometropia after monovision correction; and run the risk of impairment to distance vision.

That being said, conventional surgical procedures to help presbyopes regain near vision include: LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy).

To start with, though customized progressive spectacles or presbyopic contact lenses can provide satisfactory near and distance vision to presbyopes without the potential risks of surgery, they cannot restore the true accommodation process of a younger individual.

Today’s presbyopic patients have higher expectations than in the past about maintaining the freedom of movement they have been accustomed to in their daily activities.However, frequently they are disappointed when we tell them that they may still need to wear readers.Often, the first question I get is: “Can’t I get more LASIK?Among the younger population, a staggering 73% of Millennials (ages 18 to 35) are already reporting symptoms of digital eye strain.Among Generation Xers (ages 36 to 51), 65% of adults in their 40s spend more than five hours a day on digital devices with 66% experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain; and among Baby Boomers (ages 52 to 70), 63.9% of adults in their 50s are reporting these symptoms as well.