Say goodbye to your reading glasses and hello to PRESBYOND

This revolutionary new procedure can help those between 40-60 see clearly without glasses or contacts

Say goodbye to your reading glasses and hello to PRESBYOND

This revolutionary new procedure can help those between 40-60 see clearly without glasses or contacts

Enjoy life without worrying about your vision

A great solution if you are suffering from age-related near vision loss

PRESBYOND or laser blended vision is a laser treatment typically performed in patients over 40 years of age. At a younger age, it is better to choose Smile for nearsightedness or FemtoLASIK for nearsightedness or farsightedness. The conditions for undergoing a PRESBYOND treatment are, outside the age, just the same as for FemtoLASIK and / or SMILE. The refraction should be stable, the cornea should be strong, and the pupil should not grow too large at night. Other conditions are discussed during the thorough preliminary investigation.

To explain 'Presbyond' we must first explain what 'monovision' is.

With monovision, we try to have a good visual acuity with the 'dominant' eye for far, while we want to have a crisp vision for the other eye for close up. Unfortunately, the difference between the two eyes is often difficult to bear, and the vision in between is somewhat blurred. 'Presbyond' is a variant of 'monovision'. By adding extra 'spherical aberration' on the cornea, we will improve the depth of field of each eye. This makes the difference between the two eyes easier to tolerate, and the intermediate vision is less blurred. So: 2 birds with 1 stone!

The great advantage of PRESBYOND treatment lies in the fact that in patients over the age of 45, we can improve their vision in the distance without compromising their good near vision. That is, these patients can often continue to see well without glasses, both far and near. While patients of the same age, who were born with perfect eyes, at that moment would already need reading glasses. A very big advantage!

  • The extremely rare risks of PRESBYOND treatment are just the same as those that can occur with FemtoLASIK. And are these maior risks? Obviously not. We like to compare it to a car ride - if you want to take a drive to the sea, can you tell in advance whether you will reach your destination safely? No, because you still have to do the drive. But a driver who is very experienced, who is careful and follows all the rules, and who drives a very good car, can say with a probability bordering on certainty that he will reach his destination safely. So it is with a PRESBYOND treatment.
  • Extra to PRESBYOND, though, is that we create a difference between the two eyes. During the preliminary examination, we normally check carefully whether you as a patient can tolerate this. But after the procedure, it can sometimes take several days to weeks for your brain to get used to this new situation.
  • PRESBYOND's alternatives are all the possible alternatives that exist in refractive surgery, such as femtolasik, smile and lasek. In the age group of patients older than 45 years, we would have to use monovision, with the disadvantage that the difference between the two eyes would be a little more difficult to tolerate, that the intermediate vision might remain somewhat blurred, and that the possibilities for reading without glasses would be more limited compared to a presbyond treatment.
  • You can also opt for ICL surgery or lens replacement surgery, for example with multifocal implant lenses, although we prefer to withhold the latter technique for our farsighted patients.
  • A PRESBYOND laser treatment typically proceeds just like a femtoLASIK treatment, except that you will first have undergone an examination with our "Wasca" device. This device measures the spherical aberration of the whole eye, and it is because we can change this value that we can adjust the depth perception of each eye.
  • The treatment itself is short and completely painless: after anaesthetic drops in the eye and a sedative pill, you are escorted to the laser room where first a small flap is cut. After this flap is lifted, a layer of the cornea is lasered away with the excimer laser. After the corneal flap is placed back, you may leave the laser room and go home. After about three hours your vision begins to recover well, and in the evening you can watch television without glasses!
The results to date are very good: no re-treatments have had to be performed at this time. Until now, this treatment was mostly performed in farsighted patients.

Discover if you can be free from glasses and contact lenses

The best way to find out if laser eye treatment is right for you is to have a free assessment. We'll examine your eyes and get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and laser vision correction options

Read again without glasses in 3 easy steps

Lens replacement options can be confusing. We’ve made the journey as straightforward as can be

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Not everyone is suitable for lens replacement surgery. The first step is to get a clear answer on whether there is a treatment option that can help you or not. You can take a self test, call us or use our online calendar to book a free assessment.

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At your assessment, we’ll answer your questions and give you a clear and honest recommendation based on your lifestyle. You’ll leave with a confident understanding of the best reading treatment option for your unique eyes.

FEEL YOUNGER

After treatment, people across the country tell us how surprised they are by how quickly their life changed and how young they feel. Reading a restaurant menu, scanning their phone or seeing the dials on the car dashboard are all possible once more. Most people say that they wish they had done it years earlier!

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What our patients say…

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“From -11 in both eyes to perfect vision without lenses or glasses… Truly fantastic! Fantastic doctor and practice!”

I.M

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Very satisfied with my treatment at the Goes Eye Center! Thank you very much for this qualitative intervention, the efficient service and the smooth communication.”

J.S

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

" The staff and Dr. Goes rightly put you at ease.
The treatment was completely painless. I should have done this treatment much sooner!

Highly recommended for everyone, the result is FANTASTIC!”

K. D

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Your laser eye surgeon in Antwerp, Dr. Frank Goes Jr

He’ll be your personal guide on your journey to visual freedom

With over 20 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

I am and have been a board member for different national and international professional societies on eye surgery, and I have the privilege to give several national and international courses on cataract and refractive surgery.

Good vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery depends on the expertise of the provider. The provider must also have access to precise tools. The best eye surgeons know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I try to be one of those surgeons

Dr. Frank Goes Jr

Chief Executive & Eye Surgeon