See clearly without glasses: Vision correction options

Discover the latest options in vision correction for people over 50. From monovision to trifocal vision and EDOF, learn about the different procedures available to live a life without the hassle of glasses.

Whether you are long sighted, short sighted, have astigmatism, or just use glasses for reading (presbyopic) more than you want, you can use glasses less with vision correction, whatever your age.

Vision correction has come a long long way. Most procedures are short, virtually pain free, with rapid recovery to have you back doing the things you want to – without glasses.

Vision correction gives you the freedom to live your daily life without having to remember glasses, or the challenges of contact lens wear. And vision correction can pay for itself over time by saving on glasses and contacts – like buying instead of renting. Higher upfront costs but a better lifestyle and better financially long term.

Vision correction options for 50+ patients include correcting just for distance for driving and watching television without glasses, if you don’t mind using glasses for closer work.

If you wish to use glasses as little as possible for both distance and close work there are three types of vision to choose from.


With monovision one eye is focused for distance and one for near. This might sound strange but 9 out of 10 people after 3 or 4 weeks adapt very well.

Trifocal vision

Trifocal vision uses intraocular lens (IOL) implants with focus for near, computing and distance vision. Trifocal implants do give halos around lights on a darker background which may or may not bother you.

Extended depth of focus

Extended depth of focus (EDOF) IOLs give less halos than trifocal IOLs but you also get less reading without glasses.  EDOFs may suit those who want to drive, read their phone, computer and newspaper headlines without glasses, but are happy to wear glasses for serious reading.

At Laser Vision SA they are happy to discuss all these options with you and help you decide which would best help you enjoy your life more.

Laser Vision SA

169 Pirie St, Adelaide


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