In a previous post, I have written about the laser-based corrective eye surgery called Lasik. There’s another corrective eye procedure which is not laser-based and is proven to be most beneficial for people aged 40 and above who requires reading glasses to be able to read. Presbyopia is the term given for this condition and is a “symptom caused by the natural course of aging”. Just as skin wrinkles, or hair go gray with age, the eyes condition deteriorates to presbyopia.
Reading glasses are small and light, but sometimes you might just grow tired of carrying it around or, of always forgetting (another symptom of natural aging) to carry it around with you. The fact is that there are a lot of people who suffer from presbyopia but are still as agile and lithe as any below 30 folks. And having to bring along reading glasses can become a negative factor both physically and socially.
So, has modern science and technology come up with something to cheer up the presbyopic crowd? Yes, of course. The safe, quick, long-lasting and sure-fire remedy for presbyopia is called NearVision Conductive Keratoplasty (CK). CK, by the way, is also administered to people who suffer from mild hyperopia. Unlike lasik, CK uses low energy radio waves to reshape the cornea and restore your eyes’ ability to focus clearly on nearby objects. You may read more details about this procedure at usaeyes.
- Normally painless.
- NearVision CK takes only a few minutes (20 minutes, more or less). You can go home right after the procedure is done.
- Effectively restores near vision. You no longer need reading glasses to read.
- Not permanent. May last only for a few months.
- Not for people who wear pacemakers as CK equipment can produce interference with other electronic equipment.
- Not for people who have other eye conditions beside presbyopia or hyperopia (e.g. strabismus, cataract, glaucoma).
If you are interested to avail of the benefits of Conductive Keratoplasty, it is advisable to spend some time in consultation with eye doctors who know best about this science like the eye doctors at the Stahl Eye Center. Stahl Eye Center has efficiently given service to countless patients for over 35 years and its *doctors are graduates from top universities such as UCLA, John Hopkins and Yale. It maintains three very accessible locations in New York including Manhattan and Long Island.
One notable expert in the field of CK is Dr. Thierry Hufnagel, a Stahl Eye Center associate. He has more than 26 years under his belt in Ophthalmology and Anatomic Pathology.