Presbyopia - Say Goodbye to Your Reading Glasses


Presbyopia often occurs between the ages of 40 and 50, meaning that small-sized text becomes increasingly difficult to read. Near objects, such as text, cell phone screens and computer screens appear increasingly blurred with age.

This is usually compensated by holding the reading material or object in question further away and by using additional lighting. However, with the progression of presbyopia the problem increases and it eventually becomes impossible to compensate. If you have been suffering from nearsightedness or farsightedness in your younger years, presbyopia will still occur.

Thanks to state-of-the-art medical technology, we can offer you a variety of solutions to free you from reading glasses.


Presbyopia can not be corrected with medication or eye training. Thanks to modern medical technology, we can offer you different ways to treat presbyopia to start a life without glasses. At your first examination and consultation we will discuss with you which method is best suited to your eyes. For example, the implantation of multifocal lenses can correct presbyopia, as well as other eye disorders like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. With the innovative LenSx laser lens surgery, EuroEyes now offers even higher standards of safety.

How was EuroEyes able to become world champion in the advanced treatment of presbyopia 5 years in a row?


EuroEyes has been crowned world champion in Zeiss trifocal lens implantation five times in a row. With the successful completion of more than 50.000 Zeiss trifocal lens operations, EuroEyes proves its expertise in the field of trifocal lens implantation. The EuroEyes CEO has over 30 years of experience in eye surgery and is a pioneer in the field of refractive surgery in Germany, Denmark and China.


The Process

  • 1

    Preparing the Eye

    This outpatient procedure typically lasts 10 minutes per eye. Anesthetic eye drops ensure a pain free procedure. The eye is opened with a key-hole incision in the corneal periphery that heals without a suture.

  • 2

    Removing the Lens

    The fibrous lens capsule behind the pupil is opened in a circular manner and the eyes's lens core is removed. The capsule then functions as supporting tissue for the implanted artificial lens. Each patient receives a custom-made artificial lens implant that has lifetime durability.

  • 3

    Trifocal and multifocal lens

    All patients receive a custom-made artificial trifocal/multifocal lens, manufactured especially for their eye. This well-tolerated artificial lens has lifelong durability and is not visible.

  • 4

    Implanting the trifocal/multifocal lens

    The surgeon inserts the injector holding the artificial lens through the key-hole incision into the eye. The lens unfolds and is positioned by the surgeon into the vacant lens capsule. The trifocal/multifocal lens corrects presbyopia in addition to other existing vision disorders (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism).

Our Doctors

Dr. Jørn Slot Jørgensen

The founder, chairman, executive Director and CEO of the Euro Eyes clinic group, Dr. Jørn Slot Jørgensen is regarded one of the leading authorities in the field of refractive surgery. The Euro Eyes Eye Laser Clinic in Hamburg and the entire Euro Eyes clinic group functions under his medical direction and leadership.

Prof. Michael Christian Knorz

Prof. Michael Christian Knorz is Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs (International) of EuroEyes. He worked with EuroEyes since July 2015 and is responsible for supervising and overseeing our medical operations worldwide. Prof Knorz also serves as our consulting surgeon in the PRC.

Dr. Göran Helgason

Dr. Gören G. Helgason is one of Europe's most experienced and skilled Swedish doctors. He has mastered all disciplines in eye surgery and has more than 25 years of experience. He has been with the EuroEyes group in Denmark, China and Germany since 2018.

Prof. Dr. Andriy Petrunya

Prof. Dr. Andriy Petrunya is a surgeon and specialist in ophthalmology at the EuroEyes clinic group since 2013. The specialist of ophthalmic surgery and ophthalmology, trained and longtime experienced in almost all fields of ophthalmology, supports EuroEyes China with his expertise.


  • 27 clinics worldwide
  • 25 years of experience
  • >20 yearly treatments
  • 500.000 treatments in the last 25 years

Frequently Asked Questions

The trifocal/multifocal lens (M-IOL-Tri) is a highly developed artificial lens that has several focal points and thus enables vision at different distances without varifocals and reading glasses. These well-tolerated multifocal lenses can stay in the eye permanently and are not visible. The most modern multifocal lenses are so-called trifocal lenses. With these lenses one can see well in the near, intermediate and far distance. It is also possible to work on a computer without any problems. In addition to presbyopia, artificial lenses can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

The insertion of trifocal/multifocal lenses, also known as trifocal/multifocal intraocular lenses, is a safe and precise method of correcting presbyopia. The natural lens of the body is replaced by an artificial lens (multifocal lenses). This refractive lens replacement (RLE) is a highly proven and tested procedure, and has been used for decades in the treatment of cataracts. The surgeon inserts the new lens into the eye with an injector. The lens unfolds and is placed correctly in the empty lens sheath by the surgeon. In addition to presbyopia, the trifocal/multifocal lens can also correct other vision defects such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

For patients who have already developed presbyopia, which usually becomes noticeable between the ages of 40 and 50. Suddenly the arms are no longer long enough to hold a newspaper or a book far enough away – reading glasses are required. People who are already nearsighted or farsighted in younger years are also affected by presbyopia over the years.

Trifocal/multifocal intraocular lenses (M-IOL) distribute the incident light over several focal points, enabling sharp vision for reading, far distance and intermediate distance.

Trifocal / multifocal artificial lenses lead to a certain reduction of the image contrast. Therefore, at dusk, halos around light sources are often described. On the other hand, our brain learns to adapt to these changes so that they are usually no longer perceived after a short time.