What is Presbyopia?
Nearly everyone develops Presbyopia which literally means “aging eye.” As you age, the once soft lens of the eye becomes rigid and unable to change shape to properly focus from distance to near objects. Reading glasses or bifocal lenses are common and easy ways to correct Presbyopia. Contact lens wearers can correct their Presbyopia by switching to multifocal contact lenses or trying monovision lenses (one eye is focused for distance and one eye focused for reading).
Can Presbyopia be surgically corrected?
LASIK can be performed to compensate for Presbyopia. With LASIK the surgeon creates monovision, correcting one eye for near vision and the other for distance vision. Patients undergoing cataract surgery may also choose a monovision outcome or can choose premium multifocal IOLs.