When people reach their early 40s, they commonly suffer from Presbyopia. This condition starts in the early 40s, wherein sufferers lose their ability to change focus when looking at things. While this eye condition lasts throughout life, there are many ways to correct it. Some methods people can look into are wearing reading glasses and bifocal or multifocal eyeglasses or contact lenses.

People with presbyopia often require reading eyeglasses when looking at things up close because near vision becomes blurry. Laser eye treatment can also correct presbyopia and the standard procedure corrects the eyes to achieve clear vision from a distance. When considering laser eye treatment as an option for presbyopia, interested patients can ask about presbylasik or multifocal lasik.

Presbylasik requires the use of multiple forces that are produced on the front surface of the eye. These forces help the individual see clearly both up cloes and in the distance as the brain then decides what images to focus on.

The many techniques of presbylasik include the center-near approach and center-distance approach. For the center-near approach, presbylasik corrects the eye by rectifying the central part of the eye for reading whereas the periphery will be corrected for clear distance vision. The surrounding area will then be corrected for near-sight, which is highly similar to the process employed in modern multifocal contact lenses. This is ideal for individuals who experience near vision problems as locating the center of the eyesight for near distance is the best way to make reading clearer as compared to the center distance approach.

The center-distance approach involves creating a clear central zone for distance vision while the surrounding area is corrected for intermediate vision. The periphery is then treated for near sight. For individuals whose priority is distance vision, this is the more appropriate type of laser eye treatment. The most common activities that would require this kind of surgery are driving, watching movies, and playing sports like golf.

Results are essentially the same, if not much impressive for presbylasik. Patients who have chosen to undergo this kind of laser eye treatment have more freedom to shop, read, and drive without needing eyeglasses though activities that require intricate details such as needlework would still need eyeglasses.

When it comes to post-operative symptoms, night time glares and haloes are still the same as compared to the standard laser eye treatment. These symptoms, which also include dry eyes during the first six months, are often alleviated by eyedrops.