Reading Glasses After LASIK

Presbyopia is a condition that occurs naturally after the age of 40 as the lens inside the eye begins to lose its elasticity, making it more difficult to focus on objects up close. When a nearsighted patient has LASIK, the eye is surgically corrected for distance. Loss of near vision affects reading as well as many other activities of daily life. People who have desk jobs or work on a computer use near vision throughout the day. Nearsighted patients who do not have LASIK will retain the ability to see up close after the age of 40 simply by removing their glasses.

Nearsighted patients may find they have simply traded one pair of glasses for another by undergoing LASIK after they reach their forties.