Most people are born with some type of visual error. Below are the most common type of visual errors we can correct with LASIK. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and something that occurs to nearly all of us after the age of 40, presbyopia.
Types of Visual Errors
Presbyopia is a condition that typically becomes noticeable for most people around age 45. In children and young adults, the lens inside the eye can easily focus on distant and near objects. With age, the lens loses its ability to focus adequately.
To compensate, affected individuals usually find that holding reading material further away makes the image clearer. Ultimately, arms are no longer long enough and aids such as reading glasses are typically needed by the mid-forties.