No one escapes presbyopia, which begins to show up at about age 40. Solutions for presbyopia include multifocal eyeglasses, multifocal contact lenses, artificial lenses (IOLs for cataract surgery) — and now, L ASER BLENDED LASIK eye surgery.
Many people in this 40 age group need reading glasses or a special "add" in power to create a near reading zone in the glasses they wear ordinarily.
Blended Vision LASIK
More specifically, one eye is corrected for distance and the other is corrected for near and intermediate vision.
Blended vision LASIK may be more effective and easier to get accustomed to than monovision LASIK. If you have the vision problems mentioned above, blended vision is likely an option for you. Almost everyone who has blended LASIK will be able to read newsprint following the procedure, and more than 90 percent will be able to read even smaller print.
How does it work?
The dominant eye is determined and vision tested to identify the level of correction required for distance and near on the dominant eye and non-dominant eye. The analysis of ocular dominance and patient specific interocular suppression and binocular rivalry also allows for ensuring the eyes can work together to create the Laser Blended Vision effect.
Suitability of treatment
Laser blended vision using the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL80 excimer laser for myopia (short-sightedness) up to -8.50D with astigmatism, hyperopia (long-sightedness) up to +6.00D with astigmatism  and for patients who have emmetropia (good distance vision) but only need reading glasses for computers or near vision.
Little pain or discomfort
Are You a Candidate?
If you are myopic or nearsighted, when you remove your distance glasses, you can easily read a book or newspaper without any eyewear. If so, you are a good candidate for blended vision.
If you have thin corneas you may not be a candidate for these procedures. If this is the case, you may still be a candidate for a different laser vision correction procedure such as PRK or LASEK, or a non-laser refractive surgery procedure. Ask your eye doctor for more information on LASIK alternatives.
DR ALPESH N TOPRANI
CATARACT AND LASIK SPECIALIST
NETRADARSHAN SUPER SPECIALTY EYE HOSPITAL
CTS NO.2678/2679, KHANAPUR ROAD
OPP BIG BAZAAR, TILAKWADI
PHONE NUMBER: 0831-2445678,4201824