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Presbyopia (Age Related Farsightedness) Surgery in Sydney

What kinds of Presbyopia Surgery are available?

Presbyopia is a term used to describe age-related changes to the natural lens within the eye. It is a condition that results in the loss of near vision and the inability to focus on close objects. It usually occurs in people over the age of 40 and is a natural part of the ageing process.

If you have presbyopia, you may find yourself having to hold books and newspapers at arm’s length in order to read them. You may also have difficulty reading small print and seeing objects that are close.

There are a number of different treatments for presbyopia, including reading glasses, bifocal or multifocal glasses, and contact lenses. However, if these treatments are not effective, or if you want to avoid using them, you may be a suitable candidate for presbyopia surgery. At Vision Clinic Sydney, we specialise in this surgery as a treatment option for our patients.

Presbyopia surgery is a type of refractive surgery that is used to correct the vision problems associated with presbyopia. There are a number of different types of presbyopia surgery, and the type that is right for you will depend on your individual situation. Presbyopia surgery is not recommended for everyone and it is important to talk to your eye surgeon about your best treatment options.

For some, Laser monovision is the best option. For others, Refractive Lens Exchange is the best option. The type of surgery recommended will depend upon your individual circumstances.

Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, is a type of presbyopia surgery that replaces the natural lens of the eye with an artificial one. This artificial lens is usually a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) that helps correct both near vision (presbyopia) and distance vision. With this surgery, patients can achieve superior-quality vision at both near and far distances.

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Advantages of Presbyopia Surgery

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Some of the potential benefits of presbyopia surgery include:

  • Improved Vision: Presbyopia surgery can improve your vision and help you to see better. In some cases, it can even eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
  • Corrective Lenses Not Needed: In some cases, presbyopia surgery can correct your vision to the point where you no longer need to wear corrective lenses. This can be a great benefit for people who don’t want to wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • Low Risk: Presbyopia surgery is generally considered to be a low-risk procedure. Complications from presbyopia surgery are rare. Your surgeon will discuss surgical risk with you at the time of your consultation.

There are also some potential disadvantages associated with presbyopia surgery. These risks include:

  • Under-correction or over-correction: In rare cases, presbyopia surgery can result in under-correction or over-correction. This means that your vision may not be corrected properly, or that your vision may actually be worse after surgery. In most cases, this can be corrected with a second surgery.
  • Glare and halos around lights at night. Generally, these are well tolerated and reduced over time.
  • Dry eyes: Dry eye is a condition that can occur after presbyopia surgery. In most cases, dry eyes can be treated with artificial tears or medication.

Risks of Presbyopia Surgery

As with any type of surgery, there are certain risks associated with presbyopia surgery. These risks are small but include:

  • Infection: Infection is a risk with any type of surgery. The risk of infection after presbyopia surgery is low, but it’s still important to talk to your doctor about the risks before having the surgery.
  • Bleeding: Bleeding is another risk associated with presbyopia surgery. The risk of bleeding is low, but it’s still important to talk to your doctor about the risks before having the surgery.
  • Swelling: Swelling is a common side effect of presbyopia surgery. The swelling usually goes away within a few days after the surgery.
  • Pain: Pain is another common side effect of presbyopia surgery. The pain is usually mild and goes away within a few days after the surgery.
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Presbyopia is an age-related condition that affects the focusing power of the eyes

Recovery from Presbyopia Surgery

The recovery process after presbyopia surgery varies depending on the type of surgery you have. In most cases, you will be able to go home the same day of your surgery. You may have some pain and swelling after the surgery, but this is usually mild and goes away within a few days.

You should avoid rubbing or touching your eyes after the surgery, and you should also avoid wearing makeup or using contact lenses for at least two weeks before and after the surgery.

Most people experience some degree of blurriness or light sensitivity immediately after presbyopia surgery. This usually goes away within a few days as your eyes heal. It’s important to avoid driving or operating machinery until your vision has returned to normal.

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Meet Dr Kumar

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Dr Kumar an Ophthalmic Surgeon with specific and extensive training in many different forms of laser surgery. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Newcastle and earned a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of NSW. He completed his Ophthalmology Fellowship training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He later completed a Cornea and Refractive Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He has been in private practice in Sydney since 2009.

Dr Kumar has performed thousands of cataract, clear lens and laser eye surgery procedures over his 19 year career and is committed to preserving and improving the quality of vision. He is dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of ophthalmic medical and surgical care.

Our location in Sydney

We are located in the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales. Our address is Level 6, Suite 605, 229 Macquarie St., Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

How much does Presbyopia Surgery
cost at
Vision Clinic Sydney?

The total cost of your Presbyopia Surgery will vary depending on the severity of your condition. We advise booking an initial consultation with us to get an accurate estimate of how much the surgery will cost you.

We also provide flexible payment plans for any surgical procedures at Vision Clinic Sydney:

  • Simple online application
  • Approval in 60 minutes
  • Payment plans up to $30,000
  • Transparent fees
  • Hassle-free payments to your surgeon

Visit the Medipay website at to apply now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you need any more information please read our most frequently asked questions:

Presbyopia and cataract are conditions that affect the lens and are often treated with the same type of surgery.

Presbyopia usually occurs with ageing, as your lens becomes less flexible it can no longer change shape to focus on close-up images, making them appear out of focus.

For presbyopia, LASIK laser eye surgery uses a technique called “laser blended vision” as opposed to correcting each eye for a single focus distance. This is known as monovision, with one eye for distance and one eye for intermediate and near purposes.

This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

How to schedule exploratory consultation

To book an appointment at Vision Clinic Sydney, you will need a referral letter from your General Practitioner or Optometrist. You can still be seen at the practice without a referral but will not be able to claim a Medicare rebate for the consultation or any tests/procedures you may have performed at the clinic.

You can download the referral PDF form or submit it online.

Please bring:


  • Your prescription spectacles if you wear any
  • Sunglasses or a hat as your eyes may be dilated during the consultation, making you more sensitive to light. You may not be able to read or drive for 4 hours after your appointment, so please plan for this.
  • A list of current medications and details of your medical history
  • Your Medicare card, private health fund card and pension card if you have them.

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