Reading Glasses (Presbyopia) Treatment in Los Angeles

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Fortified CK™ (Conductive Keratoplasty)

Dr. Brian’s wife Selina Boxer Wachler demonstrates the ease of the Fortified CKprocedure.

Fortified CK (conductive keratoplasty) is typically a quick, PAINLESS and minimally-invasive procedure (takes less than 7 minutes) for mild to moderate levels of presbyopia and farsightedness (hyperopia) – which typically is why you need reading glasses now. CK is also FDA-approved for patients who need reading glasses. Fortified CK can also be used to decrease astigmatism to improve improve quality of distance or reading vision.

If you had LASIK years ago for distance vision and now your reading is getting worse, Fortified CK can improve your reading vision too even years after LASIK.

Fortified CK uses gentle radio-frequency energy to reshape the cornea with precisely placed heat spots there are no incisions. Patients can typically return to work or their daily routine the next day after the procedure, so “down time” is typically only one day. Potential risks include regression (the effect wearing off), dry eyes, and suboptimal results which are rare. We’ve never had anyone lose vision, go blind nor have any infection. Dr. Brian invented Fortified CK to address the potential regression of the regular CK procedure. What makes CK fortified?

Dr. Brian uses his proprietary cornea strengthening procedure called Holcomb C3-R cross-linking (which he invented in 2003 for Keratoconus) immediately after CK to “lock in” the effect to promote longevity. Adding his Holcomb C3-R cross-linking is the key to long-term success.

Non-intrusive (no cut)Reassures apprehensive patients
Heat-based techniquesMinimal level of invasiveness
No tissue removalReduces the risk of infection

Couple Shares Their Experience with Fortified CK

Who is a Candidate for Fortified CK?

This procedure may be right for you if you answer ‘YES’ to at least 2 of the following questions:

  • Do you feel and look younger than your real age?
  • Do you squint to read?
  • Do you exercise and take care of yourself?
  • Do you give away that you’re over 40 when you put on readers/bifocals?
  • Does that bother you and frustrate you at times?
  • Do you feel like your body is getting older and want to do something about it?
  • Do you feel like your body is “slowly falling apart”?

The problem that many men and women over 40 experience is that their natural lens inside the eye is no longer functioning properly due to muscles that have developed slack around the lens and cannot focus it anymore. THE RESULT: needing readers/bifocals.

Aging isn’t fair, that’s for sure. But fortunately NOW something can be done about your aging eyes.

Fortified CK™ involves gently applying heat over the muscles to tighten them. It’s like a ‘mini-facelift’ for your reading muscles. This helps your natural lens focus better for up-close vision.

Fortified CK™ takes only about 10 minutes and can greatly reduce your need for readers and/or bifocals. Best of all, only one eye typically needs to be treated!

Most people report an improvement in their near vision the very next day. And, you can resume most of your normal activities the next day too. Recovery for most patients is a day or two, with known risks including soreness and redness that typically lasts about a week.

For further information about how Fortified CK™ can help you, please call our helpful and friendly staff at 310.860.1900

Hollywood Director of Photography Shares Experience with Fortified CK – (click here)

Schedule a Consultation

Please contact our office. Phone: 310.860.1900, Text: 424.666.8454, or Email: to learn more and schedule your evaluation with Dr. Brian.


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