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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. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

I got lasik when i was 41 and i still don't need reading glasses (although i was well prepared to do so).

In brief: No

I got lasik when i was 41 and i still don't need reading glasses (although i was well prepared to do so).
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eventually you will

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

In brief: Eventually you will

It might not be until later, but eventually you will need readers.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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