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I had lasik 7 years ago. Could i already need glasses? I had lasik in 2004 and everything has been peachy until recently. As part of that surgery, i had one eye cut for near and one for far - the idea being that it would be sometime bf i would need read

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Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unfortunately,

Unfortunately, the natural lens of the eye becomes less flexible as we age.
This loss of lens flexibility causes decreased near vision, or presbyopia. Typically, presbyopia progresses during the patient's forties and fifties. A monovision contact lens or reading glasses will correct the presbyopia.

In brief: Unfortunately,

Unfortunately, the natural lens of the eye becomes less flexible as we age.
This loss of lens flexibility causes decreased near vision, or presbyopia. Typically, presbyopia progresses during the patient's forties and fifties. A monovision contact lens or reading glasses will correct the presbyopia.
Dr. Alma Murphy
Dr. Alma Murphy
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Dr. John Kim
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: As

As we age, the lens inside our eye undergoes change.
It becomes more cloudy and stiff. The clouding of the lens is called a "cataract", and most of us will need a cataract surgery when the lens becomes very cloudy affecting our daily activities. This typically occurs in our 70's. Certain medical conditions and medications can make the progression of cataract faster. Now the stiffening of the lens occurs at early 40's and this process is called a "presbyopia" (a greek term for old vision). As the lens becomes more stiff, its ability to accomodate is lost. This leads to difficulty focusing for objects that are close. Your distance vision should not be afftected. Most people use reading glasses for their presbyopia. Contact lenses for correcting presbyopia is not recommended since this will lead to blurry distance vision. Again, this need for reading glasses with presbyopia should have been explained by the surgeon prior to the lasik surgery.

In brief: As

As we age, the lens inside our eye undergoes change.
It becomes more cloudy and stiff. The clouding of the lens is called a "cataract", and most of us will need a cataract surgery when the lens becomes very cloudy affecting our daily activities. This typically occurs in our 70's. Certain medical conditions and medications can make the progression of cataract faster. Now the stiffening of the lens occurs at early 40's and this process is called a "presbyopia" (a greek term for old vision). As the lens becomes more stiff, its ability to accomodate is lost. This leads to difficulty focusing for objects that are close. Your distance vision should not be afftected. Most people use reading glasses for their presbyopia. Contact lenses for correcting presbyopia is not recommended since this will lead to blurry distance vision. Again, this need for reading glasses with presbyopia should have been explained by the surgeon prior to the lasik surgery.
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Lasik

If you are having trouble with your vision, you should see alasik surgeon to determine the cause.
If you had monovision treatment, you should not need glasses for most of your activities.

In brief: Lasik

If you are having trouble with your vision, you should see alasik surgeon to determine the cause.
If you had monovision treatment, you should not need glasses for most of your activities.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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