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Over 40, Presbyopia & LASIK?

Presbyopia is a condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. Pretty much everyday we get this question: Since I’m over the age of 40, will I will be able to see both at distance and near without glasses after LASIK eye surgery?

Unfortunately the answer is no.  However, there are some great options for patients over the age of 40:

  • LASIK with Monovision: this involves correcting the dominant eye for distance vision, and correcting the other eye for near vision.  Monovision does involve some degree of compromise and not everyone likes it therefore our doctors highly recommend patients considering monovision first try monovision with contact lenses.
  • Refractive Lens Exchange surgery replaces the eye’s natural lens with an artificial lens to reduce the overall prescription and improve the range and focus of vision. It is basically cataract surgery done for the purpose of correcting vision even when no cataract is present.  We offer premium intraocular lenses including the FDA approved ReSTOR and nanoFLEX that can reduce or eliminate your dependency on glasses or contacts. The ReSTOR multifocal lens corrects vision at all ranges (near, intermediate and distance). The nanoFLEX is blended vision and takes monovision correction to a whole new level.  Once you have this surgery, you will never have a cataract.

Our doctors and counselors will help guide you to the options that work best to suit your lifestyle.

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Our Locations

Houston

6565 W. Loop S. Suite 650

Bellaire, TX 77401

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

LASIK/ReSTOR: 713-395-1515

LASIK/ReSTOR Fax: 713-357-7278

Pasadena

4415 Crenshaw Road

Pasadena, TX 77504

Medical Office: 281-977-8800

Medical Fax: 281-977-8877

Sugar Land

15400 S.W. Freeway, Suite 301

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Office: 281-277-1010

Medical Fax: 281-277-4504

Clear Lake

450 W. Medical Center Blvd., #305

Webster, TX 77598

Medical Office: 281-332-1397

Medical Fax: 281-338-1215

Katy

Kingsland Medical Plaza 777 S. Fry Road Suite 102

Katy, TX 77450

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

The Woodlands/Conroe

690 South Loop 336 West, Suite 205 (The building is 1mile West of I-45, just after Medical Center Blvd)

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276