Most patients begin to experience presbyopia, meaning old-eyes, in their 40s. This occurs as the eye lens hardens naturally with age and loses the flexibility to focus on close-up objects.
There now are laser vision correction options available for presbyopia, including monovision LASIK and PRK surgery, in which one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other is corrected for near vision.
Our surgeons conduct a pre-surgery examination to determine whether the patient can adjust to this vision correction procedure. This involves a simulation in our office, or by having the patient test monovision glasses or contact lenses for a few days.
Some people with presbyopia choose refractive lens exchange (RLE), a procedure identical to cataract surgery with a lens implant that corrects for blurred objects at close range.