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November 09 2015

Laser Eye Surgery to Correct Reading Vision

There's a saying that there are only two things guaranteed in life: death and taxes. However, a loss of your reading vision ought to be added to this list. If you are over the age of 45, you have likely or will soon experience a decline in your near vision. It starts by holding the menu a little farther away, and subsequently thing you know, you're increasing the font size on your own smart phone, and trying on readers in the local drugstore. Fortunately, this really is 2015 and the technology for laser vision correction with, has been invented, improved and reinvented!

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You likely aren't interested in wearing reading glasses. What are your options to correct reading vision? There are three surgical options commonly recommended by ophthalmologists to improve your reading vision (and distance if needed).

Monovision LASIK

Monovision LASIK is a tried and true procedure with proven most current listings for reading vision correction. Monovision corrects one eye to concentrate up-close, as a reading vision correction solution, as well as your dominant eye will provide your distance vision (If necessary, you can correct distance vision too on the dominant eye). This sounds just a little crazy but the brain and eyes are really powerful when they interact. Trained reputable ophthalmologists who perform this kind of laser vision correction to read by always require the patient to do a "test drive" utilizing contact lenses. This lets you determine if you are at ease with this solution. With monovision, you are able to basically "select" the reading vision correction that most closely fits your needs by adjusting the strength of the single contact lens.
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 Ideal Candidates: Patients between 40 and 60 that are looking for reading vision correction or looking for near and distance vision correction.
 Non-Ideal Candidates: Patients who want or require either their reading vision or distance vision being perfect. One example would be golfers. They prefer to have the best possible distance vision to adhere to the ball, making them less than ideal candidates for monovision.

Corneal Inlay

In April 2015, one manufacturer, Kamra, received FDA approval for your Kamra corneal inlay as a solution for any decline in reading vision. However, there are several other inlays awaiting FDA approval. Why are there multiple manufacturers and approvals? Corneal inlay operated on several principals, and one inlay may not be right for everyone. Additionally, a corneal inlay is probably not the best solution for all. Generally speaking, a corneal inlay is great for patients over the age of 45 who have seen a loss of their reading vision but have perfect or near perfect distance vision. Only an ophthalmologist that has been trained are capable of doing the Karma corneal inlay, typically a LASIK surgeon, since the procedure requires the same lasers which are used to perform LASIK surgery. Unlike monovision laser vision correction with, the inlay is actually a device that's implanted into the eye, and it is always only a one eye procedure.

 Ideal Candidates: Patients trying to find reading vision correction just with nearly perfect distance vision with no previous laser vision correction surgery.
 Non-ideal Candidates: Patients who want to correct both distance & near vision or that have already had some sort of laser vision correction surgery (RK, PRK, LASIK).

Lens Implants

Some LASIK surgeons recommend lens implant surgery like Restor�, Rezoom� or Crystalens� to read by vision correction. These solutions may be excellent for patients who have cataracts or the onset of cataracts. Most of these procedures (simply different manufacturers) are cataract procedures where your lens is slowly removed and a synthetic lens is implanted within your eye. If you do not have the onset of cataracts, this procedure is likely not the best solution for you. It is fairly evasive and dear. Additionally, most doctors would agree when you have a healthy section of your body (in this case the lens), then you should keep it for as long as possible before replacing it with something synthetic.

 Ideal Candidates: Patients with cataracts or even the onset of cataracts typically in their late 60s or early 70s who're looking for distance and reading vision correction.
 Non-Ideal Candidates: People between 40 and 60 with healthy lenses that are likely ideal candidates for another form of laser vision correction for reading and distance.

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