Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LASIK for Near Vision & Reading

Question: If I correct my near vision with LASIK will I lose my distance vision. At the moment I have to wear reading glasses but can see perfectly in the distance without glasses. Someone told me that if I have laser eye surgery it only corrects one vision. What is my best vision correction option? 

Answer: LASIK is really best for correcting your distance vision however using monovision LASIK is also helpful for people who need both distance correction and help with near vision and reading. As it sounds like you have no distance correction requirement, LASIK is not a good option for you. Depending on your age and the clarity of the crystalline lens inside your eye you may be a candidate for Lens Replacement Surgery in which the natural lens of your eye is replaced with a multifocal lens implant or an accommodating lens implant. Your best next step is to schedule a consultation ad examination with a Refractive Surgeon who is also a Cataract Surgeon and see what they suggest.  

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