Presbyopia is usually caused by the lens becoming larger and harder and results in the eye becoming less able to focus. The effects of this are most acutely felt when we are trying to read, or focus intently on something close up. The most common treatment for presbyopia is to use of reading glasses, but there are other alternatives. Your Consultant Ophthalmologist will be happy to discuss your options with you and help you decide on the best solution for you.

Surgery to see without glasses following successful previous cataract surgery with monofocal implants

If you have previously had successful cataract surgery and can see much better, but are dissatisfied because you do not wish to be reliant on spectacle wear for some or all activities, you may be suitable for a new type of implant which restores clear vision for near and distance without the need for glasses or contact lenses.