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.