Prior to LASIK surgery, your doctor will perform a complete eye examination to rule-out eye diseases such as cataract or dry eye.
Advanced scans of the eye with topography and wavefront images will confirm the optimal treatment parameters for your laser vision correction. An instrument called a corneal pachymeter will check the thickness of your cornea.
LASIK can improve distance vision with excellent sharpness and clarity of vision. As our eyes change with age we all develop a need for reading glasses. This happens regardless if you have LASIK or not.
If you already need reading glasses, you may be a candidate for custom cataract surgery or correction with laser lens replacement. These treatments can help patients see up close without glasses.