Question: I have astigmatism and was wondering if after LASIK surgery would I need glasses to read?
Answer: Assuming that the astigmatism that you have is regular and the cornea is healthy, LASIK should be pretty effective in correcting the vision problem associated with the astigmatism. Now, if you are of an age or approaching an age where you would normally be expected to need reading glasses or bifocals-say around 40-then even with the LASIK surgery correcting the astigmatism you will still need help reading for the near vision problem called presbyopia. Your best next step is to schedule a LASIK consultation with the best LASIK Surgeon you can find in your area and have all of the necessary measurements and consultation performed. From this he or she will be able to make the most appropriate Laser Eye Surgery recommendations to address your situation and expectations.
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