As we age, the lens of the eye loses its flexibility, impairing the eye’s ability to focus and eventually affecting near vision. Called presbyopia, this naturally occurring condition most commonly affects the reading vision of people over the age of 40.
Unfortunately, LASIK cannot be used to treat presbyopia; instead, it is best reserved for those with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. In fact, it has been found that when LASIK is used to treat presbyopia, reading vision can worsen—making one even more dependent on her reading glasses than before.
To learn what treatments are available for your presbyopia, please contact us today!