Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LASIK Surgery for Trifocal Eyeglasses

Question: I have a question about LASIK and trifocals. I am 53 years old. I have been wearing trifocal glasses for about 15 years. I went from not wearing glasses at all to trifocals. I have nerve damage in my left eye and it does not dilate properly. Am I a candidate for LASIK at all??

Answer: You do not say whether you are dependent on the trifocals to see clearly at distance as a primary correction or whether the trifocals are primarily to help you arm's length and near vision. LASIK Eye Surgery is primarily used for correcting distance vision rather than replacing bifocals or trifocals. There are however Multifocal Lens Implants for vision correction used for Lens Replacement Surgery that might be more suitable in your situation. A good next step would be to schedule a consultation with an eye surgeon who is both a top Cataract Surgeon as well as a top LASIK Surgeon and have an evaluation so he or she can make recommendations regarding your options.

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