Procedure: Custom Lasik Surgeon

LASIK depends on the particular procedure and technology used.

About Lasik/PRK for Reading

Are you 40 years old or older and notice that your near vision is getting progressively worse? Do you find yourself reaching for your glasses to see objects or print that is up close, even though you have never had any vision problems before?

If you responded “yes,” you may be one of the millions of Americans over the age of 40 who suffer from presbyopia. But don’t worry! At Specialty Eye MDs, our team has experienced and well known LASIK and PRK surgeons to help you.



Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem that gradually progresses as you get older. The onset of presbyopia usually occurs at about age 40 or so.

In contrast to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, which are caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, presbyopia is thought to occur as the eye’s natural lens starts to thicken and lose flexibility with age. As the lens becomes thicker and less flexible, it becomes more difficult for the eye to focus up close.


Traditional nonsurgical treatments for presbyopia include bifocal lenses, which are comprised of two prescriptions — the main section of the eyeglass lens has a prescription for distance vision while the lower section of the lens has a prescription for near vision. Another non-surgical treatment option is multifocal contact lenses, which allow the patient to see clearly at multiple distances.