For Patients 45 to 65 yrs. of Age
There are many choices of vision correction refractive surgery in this age group range. The first step is to understand the unique needs of people in this stage of their life. Many folks will have settled into a career/job, and have teenage or adult children. They may start to notice that reading has become more difficult, as well as many basic daily activities. These events may lead to the increased use of “cheaters” or “readers”. For those who are nearsighted or wear contact lenses, removal of the contact lenses helps in reading, but may require additional bi-focal glasses. For many years Lasik Surgery has been popular in this age range, but today, with the advancement in technology, there are other options.
Superlasik– Dry eye is common in this age group. Superlasik avoids and decreases incidence of dryness. It can also help recurrent corneal erosions.
Blend Thin-Flap Lasik– This procedure allows for one eye to see near, while the other eye sees far.Blend vision Lasik allows for binocularity unlike mono vision. As each individual is unique, testing is necessary to see the adaptability to this type of vision.
Pi In Eye– This option allows for each eye to see both far and near, and everything in between.
Rajesh Khanna, MD