ZEISS PRESBYOND Laser Vision Correction for patients with presbyopia

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision from ZEISS is a software option for the CRS-Master® or Refractive Workplace® that combines perfectly with the MEL® 90 excimer laser from ZEISS. This software option offers a true binocular laser vision correction approach for patients with presbyopia. It allows refractive surgeons to immediately expand their LASIK repertoire.

  • Customized treatment profiles
  • All distances
  • Immediate results


ZEISS PRESBYOND combines the simplicity and accuracy of corneal refractive surgery with the benefits of increased depth of focus while retaining visual quality. Based on spherical aberrations, which naturally occur in the eye, it extends the scope of customized ablation beyond the limits of conventional monovision laser methods.

CRS-Master or Refractive Workplace1

  • Binocular treatment planning
  • Remote treatment planning

Customized treatments

  • Micro-anisometropia
  • Preoperative spherical aberrations
  • Functional age of the eye

Customized treatment profiles

ZEISS PRESBYOND is not just monovision. It incorporates preoperative wavefront data to fine-tune the depth of focus of each eye individually in order to go beyond conventional monovision. The functional age of the eye is also factored in. A personalized ablation profile is created for each eye to ensure optimized target refraction. The patient's tolerance level is taken into consideration and can be customized to the individual. Different optical zones can be selected to account for the patient’s pupil size.

All distances

ZEISS PRESBYOND provides a continuous binocular vision focused from near through intermediate to far. According to clinical studies, stereoacuity is maintained with virtually no loss of contrast sensitivity. The side effects of conventional monovision treatment, such as multiple images in one eye, are almost entirely eliminated with ZEISS PRESBYOND. It is an approach what offers a physiologically optimized solution and represents a true binocular method for treating patients with presbyopia.

Immediate results

A key advantage of ZEISS PRESBYOND is that it is proven to be tolerated by more patients than conventional monovision. It is effective in treating up to 97% of all presbyopia-related forms of impairment. It has the potential to achieve a far greater success rate than any comparable treatment – in addition to giving patients the wow-effect of being able to read without glasses the very same day.2-6

Additionally, ZEISS PRESBYOND allows practices already using a ZEISS MEL 90 excimer laser, irrespective of whether they use the CRS-Master or Refractive Workplace, to significantly expand their LASIK repertoire and increase the patient base.


  • PRESBYOND Onepager EN

    Pages: 2
    File size: 253 KB
  • MEL 90 Brochure EN

    Pages: 18
    File size: 1 MB


  • Treatment type

    PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision LASIK

    Indication range

    Presbyopia, including emmetropia and astigmatism

    Treatment range

    Sphere: -8.0 D to +2.0 D
    Cylinder: 0 to 2.00 D (according to CE guidelines)

    Laser repetition rate

    CRS-Master: 250 Hz
    Refractive Workplace: 250 Hz or 500 Hz

  • Dimensions (W x D x H)

    Max. 1.06 m x 0.42 m x 1.51 m

    Data transfer

    USB flash memory drive (USB memory stick)

    Data printout

    Via network connection with Ethernet cable and optional network isolator

  • Type

    Solid-state laser (laser class 1 according to IEC 60825-1:2001/2007/2014)


    193 nm


    FLEXIQUENCE 250 Hz / 500 Hz

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  • 1

    CE certification planned in 2022

  • 2

    Reinstein DZ, Couch DG, Archer TJ. LASIK for Hyperopic Astigmatism and Presbyopia Using Micro-monovision With the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80. J Refract Surg. 2009;25(1):37-58.

  • 3

    Reinstein DZ, Archer TJ, Gobbe M. LASIK for Myopic Astigmatism and Presbyopia Using Non-Linear Aspheric Micro-Monovision with the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80 Platform. J Refract Surg. 2011;27(1):23-37.

  • 4

    Reinstein DZ, Carp GI, Archer TJ, Gobbe M. LASIK for the correction of presbyopia in emmetropic patients using aspheric ablation profiles and a micro-monovision protocol with the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80 and VisuMax. J Refract Surg. 2012 [In Press].

  • 5

    Reinstein DZ, Archer TJ, Gobbe M. Stereoacuity after Corneal Presbyopic LASIK in Myopic, Hyperopic and Emmetropic Patients. ESCRS Annual Meeting, Vienna, September 2011.

  • 6

    Evans BJ. Monovision: a review. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2007;27(5):417-439.