Since LASIK surgery is typically performed to correct distance vision and refractive errors rather than issues stemming from presbyopia, whether or not you will need reading glasses after LASIK depends on your age.
If you’re under 40, LASIK surgery will not cause you to need reading glasses, contrary to misconceptions.
Is there eye surgery for reading glasses?
Conductive keratoplasty (CK) is a non-laser refractive eye surgery designed to correct mild hyperopia and help people who are middle-aged and older reduce their need for reading glasses after they become presbyopic. NearVision CK uses low energy radio waves to reshape the cornea and restore near vision.
Can your eyesight get worse after laser eye surgery?
In most cases the improved vision LASIK surgery provides is permanent. But in a limited number of cases — usually due to changes that can occur in the lens inside the eye, with or without LASIK surgery — some nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism can return over time, causing blurry vision.
Can I use lenses after Lasik?
Whatever the case, the good news is that, in most cases, it’s safe and effective to wear contact lenses after LASIK. Successfully fitting contact lenses on eyes that have undergone LASIK surgery can be more challenging, due to the altered curvature of the front surface of the eye after LASIK.