NEAR vision options
The treatments available today are virtually free from pain, free from stressful procedures, needle-free, blade-free—with proven results, all over the world. In many instances, you’ll be in and out of surgery in a matter of minutes, with results you can see the very next day.
We are one of the most experienced corrective eye surgery groups in Australasia. We have many years of clinical experience correcting the vision of thousands of patients using a variety of techniques, successfully performing tens of thousands of vision correcting procedures.
We have the widest range of vision correction options available in Australia; safe, painless and proven treatments, performed by some of Australia’s most experienced surgeons. Because we aren’t limited by the procedures we can perform this means we can offer you the best solution for your eyes.
There are a wide range of treatments available today and choosing the right one for your eyes will ensure the best visual outcome for you and your lifestyle needs. These options include:
The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay
The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is a microscopic hydrogel inlay that is designed to correct presbyopia.
Raindrop® is the first and only corneal inlay that creates a prolate-shaped cornea and is easily placed under a femtosecond laser flap. It is made of a proprietary hydrogel material comprised of nearly 80% water, ensuring effective nutrient diffusion and transfer through the cornea.
The KAMRA inlay is an opaque circular micro-disc with a small opening (1.6 mm) in the centre. It is much smaller than a contact lens and lighter than a grain of salt—the actual size is just 3.8 mm in diameter!
The KAMRA Inlay is a device implanted in the eye to treat presbyopia or reduce the need to wear reading glasses.
The KAMRA Inlay utilises a principle similar to photography called depth of focus. The benefit of this technology is a broader range of clarity of focus—near, far and in between.
SUPRACOR is an additional LASIK-based procedure and is suitable for treating a wide range of presbyopic patients. The treatment involves creating a thin flap on the surface of the eye and the surgeon uses the excimer laser to accurately reshape the cornea and treat the presbyopia.
SUPRACOR may also be suitable for patients who have previously undergone a LASIK procedure.
Monovision is often a great option for people over 40 considering laser vision correction. One eye is treated to give sharp distance vision, and the other has a smaller treatment (or sometimes no treatment at all) and remains focused for near tasks.
Because the dominant eye is treated for distance vision, the brain is easily able to compensate for the two different levels of correction.
IOL Intraocular Lens
The intraocular lens is an artificial lens. It is a transparent plastic disc with a similar shape to a natural lens. They are made of silicone, acrylic or PMMA, but other materials are under development.
Most IOLs are fixed mono-focal lenses matched to distance vision. However, other types are available, such as bifocal or multifocal IOLs which provide focused vision at far and reading distance, and adaptive IOLs which provide the patient with limited visual accommodation.
Talk to the experts
Your eyesight is too important to risk. Talk to experts who are experienced in what they do. We are proud of our expertise, excellence and high ethical standards. Our primary objective is to assure the optimal outcome for your future vision.
During a thorough ophthalmic eye examination, your eye surgeon will determine if you are a suitable candidate for laser vision correction. If you are suitable, we will advise you of the options that will best suit your eyes and your lifestyle. If you are not suitable, we will let you know if there are any alternative vision correction options that will be more appropriate.