If you’re near — or over — age 40, you may need reading glasses after laser vision correction. Here’s why...

After age 40, the lens behind the cornea loses its elasticity, causing you to need reading glasses. This is a fact of aging, and laser vision correction cannot eliminate this.

If you’re like many people, you may not mind wearing glasses for reading — especially when you’ve had to rely on glasses for every other activity in your life. However, if you don’t want to wear reading glasses, you may want to consider a monovision correction...

A monovision correction is where the doctor corrects one eye to see for distance, and the other eye to see close up. The result is that you’ll be able to see in all circumstances, without the need for glasses. It will take a little time to adjust to this type of vision; however, many people are happy with it.

This type of vision correction may be difficult for you to imagine, and it may not be a choice you make. However, it may be something the doctor discusses with you, and you may be able to experience what it’s like to have monovision during your pre-operative exam. Once you’ve experienced monovision, the doctor will help you make the best decision based on your lifestyle.


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