Friday, October 14, 2011

LASIK & Reading Glasses

Question: I am nearsighted and wear contact lenses which work well to correct my vision. However, I must wear reading glasses to read if I have my contacts in. If I remove my contacts I can read, very well, up close. If I have LASIK surgery to fix my nearsightedness, will I need reading glasses?

Answer: If you have LASIK it will correct your vision just as your contact lenses do and so you will need to wear reading glasses unless you opt to have monovision LASIK. With monovision LASIK it is possible to slightly under correct your non dominant eye so that it helps with your near vision and arm's length vision. The most appropriate step is to find a LASIK Surgeon and schedule a consultation and discuss the monovision LASIK option.

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