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Ditch your reading glasses with laser blended vision in Melbourne

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Discover the benefits of laser blended vision in Melbourne

Dr Anton van Heerden explains the benefits of PRESBYOND ® Laser Blended Vision
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Who can our life-changing treatments help?

If you see yourself in how I describe my ideal patients below, we can certainly help you enhance your every waking moment with amazing natural vision
I’m over 40 and fed-up of rummaging for my reading glasses

I’m over 40 and fed-up of rummaging for my reading glasses

The growing need for reading glasses and varifocals is a constant reminder that you’re getting older. Taking them on and off, leaving them at home or losing them can just about ruin any activity you had planned. Yes, of course, ageing is a fact of life, but that doesn’t make the frustration and hassle of visual aids any easier to accept.

Take the first step towards a new chapter of your life adventure by booking a free appointment today.

I'm over 50 and have noticed some haziness or cloudy vision

I’m over 40 and have noticed some haziness or cloudy vision

Later life should be about spending time with friends and family, enjoying a relaxing retirement, and appreciating everything life has to offer now the hard work is over. Unfortunately, cataracts and presbyopia can impair your daily routine and get in the way of many activities you once loved.

Be free from cataracts and visual aids and celebrate the everyday with exceptional natural vision by booking a free appointment today.

Take the first step towards a life free from reading glasses

Take the first step towards a life free from reading glasses

The best way to find out if you can be free from the hassle of reading glasses and varifocals is to book your free discovery appointment. You’ll get a clear answer from me on your suitability and treatment options

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Life after laser blended vision

Every aspect of life becomes more enjoyable when you free yourself from the things that slow you down, hold you back and get in your way

Make space for the things that matter most

After laser blended vision treatment you’ll be able to throw those awful varifocal glasses in the bin to make space for the things you really want.

Life is too short to wait

You’ll likely feel victorious, and a little relieved that you made the decision to correct your vision when you did. Being glasses free makes our patients feel young and revitalizes their energy. They gain a new level of confidence that they never knew they’d lost.

Set yourself free

You’ll experience an easing sense of freedom and convenience. You’ll no longer feel anxious about how your vision might impact your travel plans and hobbies.

The best is yet to come

After laser blended vision, you will have done something that few of your friends and family members were brave enough to do. You’ll be ready for whatever life brings. Your only regret will be that you didn’t do it sooner.

Make space for things that matter most

After laser blended vision treatment you’ll be able to throw those awful varifocal glasses in the bin to make space for the things you really want.

Life is too short to wait

You’ll likely feel victorious, and a little relieved that you made the decision to correct your vision when you did. Being glasses free makes our patients feel young and revitalizes their energy. They gain a new level of confidence that they never knew they’d lost.

Set yourself free

You’ll experience an easing sense of freedom and convenience. You’ll no longer feel anxious about how your vision might impact your travel plans and hobbies.

The best is yet to come

After laser blended vision, you will have done something that few of your friends and family members were brave enough to do. You’ll be ready for whatever life brings. Your only regret will be that you didn’t do it sooner.

Want to start your next adventure today?

Change how you see the world in 3 easy steps

REACH OUT

Book a free appointment or give us a call on 1300 297 583 and we’ll guide you towards a free appointment.

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WE’LL MEET

I’ll see you before treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate and treat you at my state-of-the-art refractive eye specialist clinic close to Melbourne CBD.

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

I’ll supervise your aftercare as you begin to experience a new chapter of your life adventure without glasses or contact lenses. 

How does it work?

Change how you see the world in 3 easy steps

REACH OUT

Book a free appointment or give us a call on 1300 297 583 and we’ll guide you towards a free appointment.

Book a free appointment

WE’LL MEET

I’ll see you before treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate and treat you at my state-of-the-art refractive eye specialist clinic close to Melbourne CBD.

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

I’ll supervise your aftercare as you begin to experience a new chapter of your life adventure without glasses or contact lenses.

Laser blended vision explained

Everything you need to know about laser blended vision eye surgery

Laser blended vision is especially well suited for people with very busy and active lifestyles who often find having to use reading glasses inconvenient.

Laser blended vision is effective for treating patients with presbyopia and other refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia or/and astigmatism.

To find out if laser vision correction is right for you, we must take your vision requirements and expectations into consideration. That is why you will have to answer questions about your hobbies, your daily activities and other aspects that might affect the decision.

Because we customise the laser blended vision treatment to each patient, you will also have to undergo a detailed eye examination. The nature and degree of your refractive error(s), curvature and thickness of the cornea, as well as many other factors, play a role.

We will also test your tolerance level for monovision and ocular dominance using contact lenses. This way, we can simulate the vision we are hoping to achieve with laser vision correction to allow you to see if this treatment is right for you.

Most conventional treatment methods – surgical treatments as well as contact lenses – use the principle of monovision. This is where we correct one eye for distance and the other eye for near vision. The brain must then adjust to seeing two images corrected for different distances. Unfortunately, some patients are unable to get used to the procedure. Patients frequently experience an area of compromised vision in the intermediate range – the blur zone. Those patients that can tolerate the procedure often require some time to adjust to their new eyesight.

Laser blended vision

By comparison, laser blended vision offers a variety of extra advantages – specifically, customised treatments that result in sharply focused vision at all distances. With this technique, we treat one eye to view objects mainly at a distance, but a little up close, and we treat the other to view objects mainly up close, but a little at a distance. The brain puts the two images together and enables the individual to see distance and near without effort. In most cases, the brain can compensate, and you will experience an excellent depth of focus and overall visual acuity, without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

The unique blend zone makes it easier for the brain to maintain its binocular vision by merging the images of both eyes for your normal 3D vision. Most patients experience immediate improvement.

Advantages

Laser blended vision offers several advantages over conventional methods. It is: 

  • Non-invasive surgery
  • Quick recovery
  • Blended vision gives excellent binocular vision over all distances
  • Instantly reversible with glasses

Disadvantages

  • Better distance vision in the dominant eye
  • Better near vision in the near eye
  • Difficulty adapting to new vision (it can take up to 3 months)
 Laser blended vision surgery risks include:

  • Dry eye
  • Flap complications
  • Sometimes the brain is unable to adapt to the new vision
  • There is a high re-treatment rate

The alternatives to laser blended vision are lens replacement and lens exchange

Lens replacement is where we place a lens implant inside the eye which corrects the glasses prescription. It is like wearing a contact lens permanently except the contact lens is in the eye rather than on the surface of the eye.

Lens exchange is where we remove the natural lens and replace it with a multifocal lens implant to give good distance, intermediate and close-up vision.

Step 1: Creating the flap

We create a flap with a highly precise femtosecond laser.

Step 2: Changing the laser

We reposition you to the MEL90 excimer laser.

Step 3: Folding back the flap

We gently fold back the flap, exposing the inner corneal tissue that we need to treat.

Step 4: Correcting the error

The MEL90 Excimer laser reshapes the corneal tissue correcting the refractive error.

Step 5: Repositioning the flap

The flap is returned to its original position, protecting the eye like a natural bandage.

Presbyond has shown to produce excellent results, with 95% of patients having uncorrected binocular distance visual acuity of 20/20 or better + 100% read J5.*

What our patients say...

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lovely staff, great facilities, eye surgery went smoothly – definitely recommend!

Kate Luscombe

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I’ve now got better than 2020 vision. No more glasses for me! I’m extremely pleased with the results.

Ash Redward

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Dr. Anton and his team have been nothing short of amazing through my journey in achieving better than 20-20 vision. Thank you!

Trish Toth

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Professional, thorough and gentle. Have been commending Dr Anton and the team to all my friends and family!

Zac Puplett

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Take this quiz to find out if you could be free from glasses or contacts

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Not everyone can benefit from laser eye treatment – your options change depending on your age and lifestyle. Find out which type of treatment is right for you by taking this quick 2 min quiz:

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Links to authoritative resources on laser blended vision

Follow the links below for more information on laser blended vision
An article which explains why Presbyond laser blended vision is a solution for presbyopia that meets all the goals of good binocular vision at all distances. Click here for more information – Eye World

A report on 1-year visual and refractive outcomes following PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision. Click here for more information – National Library of Medicine.

An overview of PRESBYOND® laser blended vision technology from ZEISS, the technology manufacturers. Click here for more information – Zeiss.

About the expert

Dr Anton van Heerden, MBCHB; FRANZCO
Ophthalmologist & Laser Eye Surgeon

Based in Melbourne, but with a reputation that transcends borders, Dr Van Heerden sets the highest bar for laser vision correction surgery in Australia. While his skills and experience are second to none, it is his fun, caring and down to earth nature that truly set’s him apart from the rest. You can sit back and enjoy the journey knowing every detail has been carefully considered.

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