What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a vision disorder caused by the natural ageing of the transparent lens located in the eye. The function of this natural lens is to change its shape to adjust the image sharpness for near vision (accommodation). As we get older, the lens loses its elasticity. It becomes increasingly difficult to clearly see objects up close.

How is presbyopia treated?

Your ophthalmologist will suggest that you wear glasses or have laser treatment or will offer an alternative surgical treatment: phacoemulsification surgery. The purpose of this surgery is to replace the natural lens with an artificial implant. There are three natural lens replacement options: a monofocal, bifocal or trifocal intraocular lens. However, only the trifocal technology will allow you to live spectacle free. 

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