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  • Discover how PresbyMAX can help you escape visual aids you’ll need as you age

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Discover why PresbyMAX re-energises your life

Rewind the clock on your eyes and enjoy glasses-free vision with this ultra-precise treatment

3 steps to freedom from reading glasses

Rewind the clock on your eyes with our method for exceptional eye surgery outcomes

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Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery.

The first step is to find out if your eyes are suitable. Call us or book an appointment online.

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During a free initial consultation, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and take the time to listen to your needs and expectations. Once we have found the best treatment for you, you will feel confident and reassured about your next steps.

Enjoy hassle-free vision

Once we’ve treated you at our state-of-the-art clinic, you’ll admire our handy work as you experience exceptional natural vision – without the inconvenience of reading glasses and contact lenses

Our patients feel empowered once they rewind the clock on their eyes and ditch the hassle of reading glasses

Shape the life you want with glasses-free vision

  • Rewind the clock on your eyes

After PresbyMAX, you’ll have made the smart choice to live life on your own terms and will no longer need outmoded glasses or contact lenses to see. You can live life with the exceptional natural vision you deserve – without compromise.

  • Regain freedom and convenience

You’ll feel rejuvenated and inspired to re-engage with all of the activities you love without the anxiety around poor vision or glasses getting in the way. Your eyes will, once again, be able to keep up with your busy lifestyle.

  • Regain freedom and convenience

You’ll feel rejuvenated and inspired to re-engage with all of the activities you love without the anxiety around poor vision or glasses getting in the way. Your eyes will, once again, be able to keep up with your busy lifestyle.

  • Enjoy every day
    with ageless eyes

Once we’ve enhanced your vision, everyday activities become optimised with Swiss precision. Whether you’re making a cup of coffee, learning a new hobby or finally starting to write that book, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

  • Enjoy every day
    with ageless eyes

Once we’ve enhanced your vision, everyday activities become optimised with Swiss precision. Whether you’re making a cup of coffee, learning a new hobby or finally starting to write that book, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

  • You only get one life – don’t settle for second-rate vision

There’s a reason why the Swiss are ranked one of the happiest nations in the world (and it’s not just because they eat a lot of good chocolate), It’s because they don’t settle for anything second-rate.

You only get one life, so why not make it high-quality with exceptional natural vision – free from reading glasses

  • You only get one life – don’t settle for second-rate vision

There’s a reason why the Swiss are ranked one of the happiest nations in the world (and it’s not just because they eat a lot of good chocolate), It’s because they don’t settle for anything second-rate.

You only get one life, so why not make it high-quality with exceptional natural vision – free from reading glasses

PresbyMAX gives you freedom from glasses and contact lenses

Discover everything you need to know about PresbyMAX

Almost everyone from the age of 45 should expect their visual performance to decline due to presbyopia. But that need not be definitive. This age-related and thus quite normal process cannot be stopped, but it can be treated. Up to now, classic reading or varifocal glasses, sometimes also intraocular lenses, contact lenses or the LASIK procedure have been used for treatment.

With the minimally invasive method PresbyMAX there is a gentle and qualitative alternative. Over 10,000 successful treatments have already been carried out worldwide.

Even with advanced presbyopia, it is possible to achieve excellent results. In this way, it is possible to do without reading glasses in the future and even correct other ametropias if necessary.

The PresbyMAX procedure is also an option for patients suffering from presbyopia and cataracts.

PresbyMAX – laser eye method for the treatment of presbyopia

At EyeLaser, we only offer PresbyMax in combination with Femto-LASIK. This is a special technique that consists partly of monovision combined with multifocality.

1 . The preparation

We first disinfect your facial area. You will receive a local anaesthetic in the form of eye drops. The surgeon will gently fix your eyelids open using a special device. They will then ask you to look at the green light above you throughout the operation. All this is entirely symptom-free and painless.

2. The incision with the Femtosecond-Laser

The eye surgeon makes an incision in the cornea with a femtosecond laser to produce a 0.1 mm thin lid – the flap. The surgeon folds the flap back carefully. You may feel a slight pressure on the eye, and it may become dark for a short while.

3. The correction with the Excimer laser

Now, the eye surgeon uses the Excimer laser. With a computer-controlled laser, the exposed cornea is reshaped in a few seconds to compensate for the refractive error. The surgeon monitors the use of the laser through a microscope.

4.  The completion

In the final step, the surgeon folds the flap back. It will adapt itself and form a protection for the cornea.

To protect your eye against environmental factors, we may fit temporary contact lenses. We will remove these the following day.

After the procedure, there is initially a significant change for the patient. Vision is perceived as different than with glasses. Patients usually (but not always) experience 3 phases (neuroadaptation):

  1. Adaptation: You will notice the vision is new and different.
  2. The tolerance phase: You will see well but will not feel 100% comfortable with your new vision
  3. The phase of acceptance: You will enjoy optimal seeing in the distance and near

All these phases together shouldn’t last for longer than six months.

Advantages of the PresbyMAX method
  • Treatment time very short
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Near visual acuity achieved very quickly
  • Very good quality of vision at all distances
  • We can correct further ametropia
  • A lot of documentation of clinical results
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Over 50,000 successful treatments worldwide
  • Alternative to the LASIK procedure

A day after PresbyMAX surgery, you may feel abnormal sensations such as burning or stinging in the eye. The regeneration of the cornea with PresbyMAX surgery only takes 2-3 days.

There is the possibility that you will not accept the variation in vision between the two eyes. In this case, there is always the possibility of correcting the eyes for distance vision and then proceed with using reading glasses.

If your cornea is not suitable for laser eye treatment, you can have ICL surgery or refractive lens exchange with premium implants.

Documentation of clinical results:

Medical professionals have documented and published the PresbyMAX results in scientific journals extensively.

Break free from the hassle of reading glasses if you’re over 45

After 40, most of us need reading glasses (even if we’ve never needed glasses before!) Freedom from reading glasses is possible but not everyone’s eyes can be treated. Book an assessment below to find out if you’re suitable for reading glasses treatment:

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How PresbyMAX works

PresbyMAX enables you to read small print beyond your fifties

Schematic representation and cross-section of the cornea after PresbyMAX treatment. The near zone enables vision without a visual aid. The intermediate zone favours good vision at medium distances, e.g. when working at a computer. The distance zone ensures good vision at greater distances. The transition zone contributes to the stability of the treatment result.

The PresbyMAX laser eye treatment only takes a few minutes. The procedure does not touch or replace the delicate eye lens. The laser shapes the cornea using fast laser pulses.

The principle of the PresbyMAX method is like that of contact or intraocular lenses. A computer calculates the eye’s focal points exactly. The laser then shapes one cornea for near vision and the other eye for far vision. This results in good visual acuity at all distances. There are various treatment options for the PresbyMAX method. We would be happy to explain these to you at your consultation.

You will be able to read without your glasses within a few hours of treatment. Your distance and intermediate vision will improve significantly within a week. Complete, multifocal vision takes a few weeks before it is fully established.

Eye surgery with Swiss precision

Quality is in our DNA

Everything we do is optimised down to the very finest detail.

There’s a right way and a wrong way

The right clinic is not too cheap, too “chain” or too costly. The right clinic is precisely right.

Superior precision

Our vision correction method leaves no room for disappointment.

Links to authoritative resources on presbyopic laser surgery

Follow the links below for more information on presbyopic laser surgery

Alterssichtigkeit trifft früher oder später jeden. Meist beginnt sie ab einem Alter von 50 Jahren, bei Kurzsichtigen etwas später. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Wie ist es, wenn man kurzsichtig ist, sich aber altersbedingte Weitsichtigkeit allmählich bemerkbar macht? Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Ziel der Studie war es, eine gute visuelle Rehabilitation mit Monovision oder trifokalen Intraokularlinsen nachzuweisen. Patienten mit Monovision (n=52) erreichen in der Ferne und Nähe einen hohen binokularen unkorrigierten Visus. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

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Dr. Victor Derhartunian

Ophthalmologist, specialist in refractive surgery

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Having learned his craft from the two pioneers of laser surgery, Dr. Victor Derhartunian is one of the leading surgeons in Europe. The senior eye surgeon at EyeLaser in Zurich can advise his patients in 5 languages.

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Dr. Nadine Gerber

Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon

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Dr. Nadine Gerber has been part of the EyeLaser team since 2018. Together with Dr. Derhartunian, she looks after refractive and general ophthalmological consultations.

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Dr. Dominique Mustur

Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon

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Dr. Dominique Mustur has been a member of the EyeLaser team since 2019.

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