However, there is no guarantee of perfect vision with LASIK, and LASIK will not eliminate the need for corrective eyewear associated with presbyopia, age-related vision loss that typically begins around age 40.
While LASIK cannot permanently correct presbyopia, laser surgery can be used to treat the effects of presbyopia in a procedure to create monovision. In a monovision procedure, your LASIK surgeon will focus your dominant eye for long distance and your non-dominant eye for near distance.
Factors that may affect whether you will require glasses or contacts following LASIK include:
- Your age
- Your vision problem
- The type of LASIK procedure
To learn more about custom LASIK, please contact the Kansas City, Missouri, ophthalmologists at Silverstein Eye Centers.