Between the ages of 40 and 50, most people begin needing reading glasses, whether they have had LASIK or not, due to the reduced flexibility of their eyes’ internal lens. This condition is called presbyopia.
Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem that typically begins around the age of 40 and worsens with age. It eventually affects everyone and is the loss of close-up focusing power, which affects near vision (reading).
Monovision LASIK corrects your vision to allow near vision in one eye and distance vision in the other eye. This means that each eye is working independently instead of together. For monovision, your dominant eye becomes the distance eye and the other eye is used for near vision.
At Artisan Optics, our doctors discuss patient lifestyle, consider patient history, and perform the tests necessary to recommend the most appropriate treatment options for each individual patient. If you are considering LASIK and using reading glasses, we can help determine if monovision LASIK is right for you.