If I get laser eye surgery will I still need to have reading glasses when I'm older?

Likely reading glass. If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after. Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction. There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision.
Yes. Yes. If you have laser surgery before age 45, you will need reading glasses as you get older. A touchup laser could be considered as you develop the need for reading glasses.

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Should I use reading glasses after laser eye surgery or is the surgery going to fix that?

Likely reading glass. If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after. Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction. There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision. Read more...
Laser monovision. In patients older than 45 years of age who have both eyes layered for distance, then you would need reading glasses after surgery for fine print up close. A significant percentage of this group will consider treated their dominant eye for distance and their non-dominant eye for near (monovision). This treatment allows patients to go without glasses for both near and distance even if over 45. Read more...

How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but I'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

It . It is a good idea to wait until you're after 18 years of age. Your glasses prescription should be stable for at least 6 months. Consider coming to temecula, ca where you can be evaluated by our cornea specialist and enjoy wine country. Visit our website for more information: www.Eye-socal.Com. Read more...
The . The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. Read more...

If I get laser eye surgery can I still continue to wear my glasses?

You would want to? If your laser eye surgery is for glaucoma or retinal problems you will still need glasses. If your laser eye surgery was done to reduce your dependency on glasses why would you still want to wear them? Read more...
Sure. If you want to wear sometimes for fashion or protection. You will have to change the prescription. Read more...

If I get laser eye surgery will I ever need to wear glasses again?

Yes. You may have a change in the vision after surgery (some time delay for this) called regression which can reproduce some of the original need for eyeglasses. When you are past age 40, you will definitely need reading glasses which is age related and not due to failure of the lasik. Read more...

How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

Near vision help. In monovision, one eye is set for near and one for far - usually with contact lenses. If this works, then it can be a permanent set-up with lasik which will allow you to see far and near all the time without spectacles. Presbyopia is the loss of near vision with middle age and this is one of several solutions for this problem. Read more...
Trade-Off. Monovision is the correction of one eye for distance vision, the other for near. Although it allows some people to avoid glasses or contact lenses, it is a trade-off, since the difference between the eyes may disrupt depth perception or cause blurring due to ocular competition. It is wise to try this using contact lenses (reversible) before consenting to a surgical correction (irreversible). Read more...

What will my vision be after lasik surgery? I am severely nearsighted and currently wear glasses that correct my vision to nearly 20/20. I am concerned that laser eye surgery will not be able to restore my vision to that level. Can lasik return my vision

If . If your ophthalmologist feels that you qualify for lasik surgery, then there is a good chance that you will reach the 20/20 level after lasik surgery, as over 90% of patients undergoing lasik reach 20/20 after surgery. However, not everyone qualifies for lasik (especially those patients with high levels of nearsightedness such as over -10.0 d) and not everyone achieves 20/20 vision. My advice would be to have your eyes evaluated and then ask your surgeon to give you an estimate of what your particular chances are for reaching 20/20. Read more...
The . The most important issue is whether your prescription is appropriate for lasik or whether an alternate technology would be best. Issues to consider would be the level of nearsightedness balanced with the curvature of your cornea and the thickness of your cornea. If all factors are in your favor, you should anticipate good vision if custom wavefront laser treatment is performed. The higher the correction, the greater is the chance for fine-tuning. Your surgeon should be able to give you a good estimate of the chance of your needing a fine-tuning procedure or enhancement. My highly nearsighted patients are astounded at the huge change in their lifestyle when surgery is finished. I had a patient a few weeks ago tell us that he felt much more confident with himself now that he did not have to depend on his glasses or contact lenses. He told us that he had never seen as well with glasses or contact lenses as he did after his lasik surgery. I cannot stress the importance of finding a reputable refractive surgeon who is willing to tell you that lasik is not appropriate for you and your eyes. Not everyone should have lasik, some may be better candidates for surface ablation prk and some may not be a good laser candidate at all and would be better with an intraocular procedure such as a phakic iol. Read more...
Lasik. Lasik can correct up to -10 diopters of near-sightedness if everything else is normal. As long as your prescription is in this range, you should be able to correct your vision. Read more...

What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

Get a consult. There are many reasons you may need glasses at this point in time. If it is related to regression of your original surgery, or if your prescription has just changed over time, it is often possible to enhance your original surgery. I would go back to your original surgeon for a consult to explore your options. Read more...