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Is there surgery for reading

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is there surgery for reading
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

There is no eye surgery to correct presbyopia (needing reading glasses after about age 40). Lasik etc will not correct this issue.

Dr. Rick :

Now, you can have cataract surgery, or clear lens extraction, and set up your eye for seeing up close and then use glasses for distance, or set up one eye for near tasks and the other for distance (monovision). This can also be done with contact lenses.

Dr. Rick :

But. As far as a easy operation to "fix" this issue....nope, there is nothing.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. Welcome to chat. I was just answering your question. Is there anything else you would like to ask me?


optition said same. think i leave well alone, do you agree?

Dr. Rick :

Absolutely :)

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Dr. Rick :

Have a good evening....and do what I do. Go to the dollar store (or the UK equivalent) and buy a bucketfull of reading glasses and leave then all over the house where you might need greats and has no operative risks ;)

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