Question: I am 57 years old, and nearsighted and can read perfectly without correction. I currently wear one monovision contact lens for correction. Recently, my eyes are getting very tired as I do a lot of computer and numbers work. If I have LASIK on both eyes to correct my distance vision, will I lose the ability to read without reading glasses?
Answer: If you are indeed nearsighted of a degree that allows you to see well up close for reading and you correct both eyes by any means-including LASIK-you will be rendering your eyes optically corrected for seeing clearly at distance and thus will no longer be "nearsighted". This will result is a loss of you near vision for reading. On the other hand, if you are now starting to be uncomfortable and feeling fatigued while reading with a monovision contact lens, it is likely that will experience the same symptoms with monovision LASIK. Thus, your best next step is to schedule a consultation with a LASIK Surgeon who is also a Cataract and Lens Implant Surgeon as exploring the option of Multifocal lens Implants may give you the results you desire.
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