This laser vision correction procedure treats nearsightedness and farsightedness combined with presbyopia. It benefits people who need only reading glasses as well as those who require glasses or contacts for distance tasks.
In a procedure similar to cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens can be replaced with an artificial lens. Recent lens designs make it possible for your vision to be corrected so that both eyes can see clearly in the distance, intermediate and near with accommodative and multi-focal lens implants.
LASIK or PRK Monovision are surgical procedures where your dominant eye is corrected for distance vision and your non-dominant eye is corrected for near. Using both eyes together, your brain will select the clearest image for blended vision.
CK is a procedure that uses radio frequency to bend the cornea to steepen the curve in the center of the eye. It is a simple and safe procedure, but is temporary and may eventually require enhancing.
Eye glasses are the most common form of correction for Presbyopia and are used by people who have difficulty seeing up-close. In addition to single vision eyewear, glasses can be bifocal with two points of focus in the same lens or progressive with multiple focal points.
Many people prefer contact lenses over glasses. Until recently, reading glasses were the only option available to contact lens wearers who had difficulty seeing things up close. Today, there are monovision and multi-focal contact lenses to correct near vision. Monovision contact lenses correct your dominant eye for distance vision and your non-dominant eye for near vision. Multi-focal lens designs use distinct zones in the lens to correct both distance and near vision.
Q: What is Presbyopia?
Q: How long before I can see clearly?
Q: When can I resume daily activities?
Q: How do I find out if I am a candidate for Progressive Multi-focal LASIK?