Presbyopia Treatment

What is Presbyopia?


Presbyopia is the most common eye condition in Australia and occurs as part of normal ageing. It is not considered to be an eye disease and symptoms are usually noticeable by age 40–45 and continue to develop until the process stabilises some years later.


With the onset of Presbyopia you will begin to experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing or working at the computer. Even people who are nearsighted will notice that their near vision blurs when they wear their usual eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct distance vision.

Lens Replacement Surgery for Presbyopia.


At  iLaser our treatment options for Presbyopia involve surgery in the form of cataract or clear lens extraction, at a day surgery facility using the latest surgical techniques of femto laser lens extraction or phacoemulsification.


After the lens is removed from the eye, different types of Intra Ocular Lenses (IOLs) are implanted according to your visual needs. Most commonly this involves a trifocal IOLs, but occasionally other types of technologically advanced IOLs are used, with a different optical design. Only one eye is operated on initially and the second has the same procedure at least 4 weeks after.


Full visual rehabilitation can usually be achieved 6 weeks after the first eye is operated on but, usually the vision is excellent within a couple of days after surgery. The procedures involve minimal downtime, usually of 2 -3 days after each surgery. All going well, you will not need to wear any glasses at all after the visual rehabilitation period is complete.

Treatment Options


At iLaser Vision we offer treatments for candidates that are discussed and matched to your individual needs.

RayOne Trifocal Intraocular Lens

RayOne Trifocal is one of the most advanced intraocular lenses available today, using patented optics that give you the opportunity to increase independence from wearing glasses for the majority of everyday activities.

Fine Vision

With FineVision® Trifocal Intraocular Lenses, you can be free to see the world without spectacles. From a distant street sign to a close-up smart phone and everything in between. The procedure is quick and simple and happens thousands of times every day around the world.


In fact, the number of cataract surgeries performed around the world is expected to exceed 27 million by 2019.
So talk to your ophthalmologist today. And you could be looking at the world with a fresh pair of eyes. Instead of looking for your spectacles. Read more here.

The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Presbyopia correcting IOL

The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Presbyopia correcting IOL is a trifocal IOL addressing near, intermediate, and distance vision for patients suffering from cataracts and presbyopia. This lens is designed to provide crisp quality of vision and comfortable intermediate vision, reducing dependency on reading glasses.

Oculentis Comfort

The specific design of the LENTIS Comfort lens allows for outcomes which go far beyond the results achieved with standard lens implants. Bridging the gap between standard monofocal and premium refractive IOLs, the LENTIS Comfort offers both good intermediate vision as well as distance vision.


ZEISS AT LARA® 829MP and AT LARA toric 929M/MP are the next-generation EDoF IOLs providing an even wider range of focus, as well as excellent optical performance and quality of vision, also for astigmatic patients.

AT LARA EDoF IOLs are designed to provide a high degree of spectacle independence and to induce less visual side effects compared to multifocal IOLs, enabling excellent vision over a wide range of distances.

The benefits of ZEISS AT LARA family are particularly attractive to patients with an active lifestyle, who wish to be spectacle-free for most of their daily activities but are more sensitive to side effects such as halos and glare.

IC-8™ IOL: Small Aperture Lens

Applying the same optical principles used in photography, the IC-8 lens takes a clear artificial lens and places a small mini-ring in the centre. The mini-ring created a pinhole effect, which extends your natural range of vision by blocking unfocused light ad only allowing focused light rays to enter your eyes.


The mini-ring creates a pinhole effect, which extends your natural range of vision by blocking unfocused light ad only allowing focused light rays to enter your eyes. Read More here.

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