PRESBYOND® is an advanced method of laser vision correction that is used for treating patients with age-related loss of near vision, also known as presbyopia. In Auckland, it is available exclusively at Auckland Eye.

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision from Carl Zeiss transcends conventional monovision methods by offering clear sight at all distances: near, intermediate and far. Better yet, virtually all patients will no longer require reading glasses.

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision represents the next stage in eye care excellence. Similar to conventional monovision, the dominant eye is corrected for distance vision to almost plano (i.e. no refractive error, or what can be referred to as normal vision), whereas the non-dominant eye is corrected to be slightly myopic (i.e. nearsighted, or when distant images are blurred).

This micro-monovision strategy is then enhanced further by increasing the depth of field of each eye using a wavefront-optimised ablation profile to create a continuous refractive power gradient for the whole optical zone of the cornea.

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is an absolutely individualised treatment plan based on the patients eye function. As a result, a customised fusion of the two images for near and distance vision is created for each patient - the so called Blend Zone.

The Blend Zone

Essentially, the Blend Zone makes it easier for the brain to merge the images of both eyes, thereby achieving true binocular vision. This is a significant advantage over conventional monovision. In addition to near excellent near and far vision, PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision patients also experience very good mid-range vision. They adapt faster and most are delighted about not having to wear glasses anymore.



We provide special packages for people travelling to Auckland specifically for PRESBYOND.This includes:

  • All-in-one – your assessment and surgery organised for the same day so you only have to spend one night in Auckland, with the first post –op check the following day prior to you returning home.
  • Overnight accommodation at nearby hotel is included in your surgery costs.
  • The 2-week and 3-month post-operative appointments are provided by your local optometrist.

Your laser surgery experience

  • On your arrival at Auckland Eye, you will meet our laser technician and your surgeon, who will take you through your assessment. We will take precise measurements of your eyes enabling us to provide a personalised treatment plan.
  • Your PRESBYOND procedure will be scheduled for later that same day. Even though the procedure doesn’t take long, please expect to be with us for about 3 hours for full assessment and surgery to be completed.
  • After your surgery you will head to your accommodation for the evening and a good nights sleep. Auckland Eye will pay for your accommodation though all incidentals will be at your own expense.

Post-operative appointments

Your 2 week and 2 month check ups can be provided by your own local optometrist. However, if you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us directly, and if further post-op appointments are required it may be necessary to come back and see us here.

Out of town costs

You’ll need to cover the cost of your travel to and from Auckland and any living expenses you incur while you are here (food, drink etc), but your surgery and one night’s accommodation are both covered by the normal price of surgery.

Terms & Conditions

This offer applies to LASIK, SMILE and PRESBYOND only, no other surgical procedures provided by Auckland Eye are included. Accommodation will only be provided for one night following your surgery. Any extra nights stay or future visits to this clinic will not be covered by this offer.

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