Eliminate Your Need for Reading Glasses
At some point in your 40s or 50s, you will start to find that seeing objects up-close becomes difficult. At first, you may be able to compensate by holding books or menus at a distance when you read them. But eventually, you will need reading glasses, bifocals, or trifocals to correct your near vision.Many people grow tired of carrying around these glasses everywhere they go, and the need to frequently take them on and off can quickly become annoying. Fortunately, there is a laser vision correction procedure called monovision LASIK which can eliminate your need for reading glasses.
This deterioration of near vision in your middle-aged years occurs due to presbyopia, an age-related vision condition that affects almost everyone. As you get older, your eye’s lens becomes less flexible. As a result, your lens loses its ability to alter its shape when focusing on objects at different distance ranges. While your lens will remain able to focus clearly at far distances, it generally has more trouble focusing on up-close objects. As a result, presbyopia generally impacts your ability to perform routine tasks such as reading or sewing.
While monovision is initially accomplished using contact lenses, it can also be achieved with LASIK. When you undergo monovision LASIK, a laser is used to make these corrections in your eyes, eliminating the need to wear contact lenses every day. If you are not an ideal candidate for LASIK, you may still be able to enjoy the benefits of monovision using a LASIK alternative such as PRK.
It is best to try monovision using contact lenses for six months to a year in order to make sure your brain can properly adapt. If you find that monovision with contacts works well for you, then you can move forward with the monovision LASIK procedure.