Tuesday, January 20, 2009
LASIK: Question of the Day: If I Only Wear My Glasses To Read, Can I Have LASIK?
Laser Vision Correction, which is the term that is used to encompass all types of Laser Eye Surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, is primarily used for the correction of distance vision rather than near vision. If you only wear glasses for reading then it suggests that your distance vision is acceptable and that you do not need correction and thus would not need LASIK or any type of Laser Eye Surgery. If however you need glasses to see at a distance, AND you are entering your 40's are suffering blurry near vision when you wear your eyeglasses, it is entirely possible that you might be a candidate for Monovision LASIK where your dominant eye is corrected for distance and your non dominant eye is corrected for near. If this applies to you be sure to discuss it with a LASIK Surgeon or their staff during your consultation.
Posted by Katherine Carlisle at 8:58 AM