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-3.0 in both eyes. Using contacts. Can read fine without glasses. Considering whether lasik or lasek, or other surgical correction?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology

In brief: Epi-LASIK

I have done over 10000 lasik cases and over 1000 prk cases.
A documented, peer-reviewed study was published in 2011 showing that the lasik flap never fully heals. The consequence of this is if any lasik patient ever gets hit in the eye just right (just wrong) and the flap comes loose, there is a very brief window to get it repositioned or you'll need a corneal transplant. Insist on epi-lasik!

In brief: Epi-LASIK

I have done over 10000 lasik cases and over 1000 prk cases.
A documented, peer-reviewed study was published in 2011 showing that the lasik flap never fully heals. The consequence of this is if any lasik patient ever gets hit in the eye just right (just wrong) and the flap comes loose, there is a very brief window to get it repositioned or you'll need a corneal transplant. Insist on epi-lasik!
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Erich Groos
Ophthalmology

In brief: Tradeoff with vision

At 48 if you are reading with your contacts you are doing well, unless you have been fitted with mono vision.
Lasik would replicate what you see with your contacts, but would take away the excellent near vision you have when you don't wear them.Uncorrected reading ability may or may not be worth maintaining, largely a personal choice. Ideal would be monovision if you have been previously successful.

In brief: Tradeoff with vision

At 48 if you are reading with your contacts you are doing well, unless you have been fitted with mono vision.
Lasik would replicate what you see with your contacts, but would take away the excellent near vision you have when you don't wear them.Uncorrected reading ability may or may not be worth maintaining, largely a personal choice. Ideal would be monovision if you have been previously successful.
Dr. Erich Groos
Dr. Erich Groos
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Good options availab

Nearsightedness allows you can see up close.
When corrected by glasses, contacts, or any procedure for distance, you lose the near clarity because of presbyopia. Monovision may be a good option for you, one eye corrected for distance by contacts or laser procedure, and the other eye not treated to keep near vision. Other options are also available.

In brief: Good options availab

Nearsightedness allows you can see up close.
When corrected by glasses, contacts, or any procedure for distance, you lose the near clarity because of presbyopia. Monovision may be a good option for you, one eye corrected for distance by contacts or laser procedure, and the other eye not treated to keep near vision. Other options are also available.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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