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Do you know if you get lasik surgery you will still be guaranteed to need reading glasses in your early 40's?

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Dr. William Goldstein answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Yes!: Presbyopia affects everyone, leading to difficulty seeing at near. Monovision lasik can be done as a workaround. Check out www.2020vusuin.Com/monovision.Html.

Answered 7/4/2012

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Dr. Andrew Oswari answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

No: I got lasik when i was 41 and i still don't need reading glasses (although i was well prepared to do so).

Answered 7/7/2015

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Dr. William Goldstein answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Eventually you will: It might not be until later, but eventually you will need readers.

Answered 7/4/2012

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Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

Lasik: If you have both eyes for distance, you will likely need reading glasses at age 45-50 years. If you have a monovision treatment initially or as a touchup, this can be avoided.

Answered 3/14/2019

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Yes/no: If you are nearsighted & only have Lasik on one eye, you can put off the need for reading glasses for a while. In this case your brain selects out the Lasik eye to gain distance focus and the untreated eye for near vision. Eventually, if you live long enough you would need readers. That is unless they come up with a fix for that as well.

Answered 7/3/2017

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