As people reach their 40s, a condition called presbyopia can develop, making it difficult to read objects close up. Presbyopia is caused by the natural hardening of an eye’s lens over time. Reading glasses or bifocals become necessary to see menus, smart phones and other fine print clearly.
While traditional LASIK cannot correct presbyopia, a technique called monovision LASIK may help. In this procedure, one eye is corrected for close-up vision and the other eye is left for distance vision.