Over-40 Vision? Too Many Pairs of Readers and You Can Never Find Yours?
Most patients who undergo All-Laser LASIK don’t require corrective lenses for their daily tasks after surgery. But, due to natural aging, some over-40 patients may require reading glasses for presbyopia (over-40 vision), a condition that can occur regardless of whether you have had LASIK.
Presbyopia patients have several options today to help eliminate the need for readers, bifocals and even progressive lenses. One great and relatively simple option is called a “monovision” correction to combat the effects of aging. Monovision allows patients to use one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision.
Another option that has gained tremendous popularity today is called a Clear Lens Exchange or CLE. This may be an even better option than All-Laser LASIK, PRK or other procedures for patients who are currently using readers or bifocals or are farsighted. Clear Lens Exchange replaces your eye’s clear natural lens with an artificial lens to correct your distance and near vision thus reducing your need for readers or bifocals.
We offer our patients the most advanced laser-assisted surgical technology available in today’s CLE procedures. This is a revolutionary technique to more accurately remove your natural lens and implant the new advanced Active Life Lenses.
We all are aging but how we age today can be very different for the “over 40” population thanks to recent advances in restorative lens options. Our Gulf Coast Eye Institute surgeons are happy to discuss all options for your unique vision, and we’ll work with you to choose the right procedure that best fits your needs and lifestyle.