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. Eye Center of Texas is a leading Houston LASIK provider, the choice of hundreds of Houston eye doctors. Eye patients may find a number of useful resources on the Eye Center of Texas blog, including content about: “I have a bump on my eyelid“, “Pain in my eye socket“, “My eyes are red all the time“, and “How to tell if your eyesight is getting worse“.