At some point, everyone will need reading glasses or bifocals to see up close. This is due to a condition called presbyopia, which is a normal part of aging and usually begins around the age of 40. Traditional solutions include reading glasses, bifocals, or monovision contacts. A more advanced solution is monovision LASIK, which corrects your dominant eye for distance and your non-dominant eye for near vision. Another option is PresbyLASIK (multifocal LASIK). PresbyLASIK is a type of advanced LASIK that creates multiple power zones on the cornea, allowing for clear vision at multiple distances. Like all vision correction procedures, Dr. Perl will discuss what option is right for you and your visual requirements.
Most insurance companies do not cover the costs of refractive surgery, however some do provide coverage, so you should always check. We also offer finance plans and can help you identify additional financing options.