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    Old 09-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #16
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

    Thanks whiskeykid. I hope I can gain my near vision back. It is tough to be wearing reading glass for simply counting coins, checking iPad, signing credit card bills. It is a pain in the neck. Do you think they can retouch my one eye to make it mono vision ( one eye for distant vision, the other eye for near vision?) does anyone know?

     
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    Old 09-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #17
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    you should wait for 6 months and see how it goes plus you can then at that point get contacts to simulate the vision and see if you like it

     
    Old 09-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #18
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

    Anyone with presbyopia who underwent LASIK ( both eyes corrected for distant vision) and having problem with near vision? Can someone give me an idea how long does near vision blur last? Will this last forever? Can they do retouch to one eye and make it monovision at least?

     
    Old 09-22-2013, 04:03 PM   #19
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

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    Wow Im 57 I had my lasik 3 weeks ago. Reading this post wo make my eyes tears I believe I lost 25% of my near vision. I do not blame my surgeon because I made a choice,. My distance now is perfect nice. I continue to have dry eyes and hazy eyes, It is frustrating and I work with computers and people. sometime I think I made a mistake but I hope some day I can get a better close picture....
    Can they not make retouch and bring one eye back to monovision?

     
    Old 09-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #20
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    Aladino, can they not retouch your one eye and make it monovision? I just had both eyes corrected for distant vision 2 days ago and I am having problem with near vision under 12 feet. Did your near vision improve?

     
    Old 09-22-2013, 05:59 PM   #21
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

    It has been eight months since my surgery for myopia. I am 56 and I had progressive glasses with steadyly increasing prescription strenght for my presbyopia (last prescription a year ago +2.25) and stable prescription for myopia during that period at around -3.5 with 1.5 astigmatism at 90 degrees
    My far vision has stabilized at 20/15 in both eyes after lasik. I use +2.0 glasses for reading ( I should use 2.25 in fact) and +1.0 for computer work. I went recently for an eye exam by my regular optometrist and the exam confirmed that my reading prescription is still at +2.25.
    This means that my near vision for common tasks is not worse after lasik. The difference is that, before lasik I could take off my glasses and focus at 30cm, which I cannot do now even with the reading glasses (nor can most people of my age group who have always had normal vision and who became presbyopic).
    In my case, I consider having to wear glasses for reading or working on the computer just a part of the aging process. I do not need glasses most of the time. I do enjoy tremendously being able to drive, play golf, do archery and a number of outside activities without glasses. For outside activities in a well lit environment, a bonus is that, as the pupil is small in those environments, depth of field is good and I can write and read my golf score card without glasses, even though it is not perfectly in focus.
    Undergoing lasik later in life, I knew that I could not be totally free of glasses. I must say however that my near vision was worse in the first few months after lasik. My surgeon had explain that he was doing an initial overcorrection to anticipate the healing process. So, initially my near vision was worse than before , adding +1.00 roughly in both eyes. Right after surgery, my reading prescription was +3.25 and I had .75 astigmatism at 180 degrees. Near vision returned to +2.25 four months after surgery and astigmatism went to 0.0 at about the same time. This was a tough four months with slow improvement
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    Old 09-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #22
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

    Mig, I had LASIK done 2 days ago I am presbyopia before LASIK. I opted to correct both eyes for distant vision as recommended by the doctor. After LASIK, I have very bad near vision. I cannot see clearly anything under 12 feet. I have to use reading glasses to read, check email in iPad, sign bills, count money etc. it's a pain in the neck. Do you think the doctor can do touch up after 6 months to do monovision?

     
    Old 09-22-2013, 07:22 PM   #23
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

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    Mig, I had LASIK done 2 days ago I am presbyopia before LASIK. I opted to correct both eyes for distant vision as recommended by the doctor. After LASIK, I have very bad near vision. I cannot see clearly anything under 12 feet. I have to use reading glasses to read, check email in iPad, sign bills, count money etc. it's a pain in the neck. Do you think the doctor can do touch up after 6 months to do monovision?
    I do not know if your doctor will be able to do a touch up for you. What I know for sure is that I had the same discomfort you are now experiencing a few days after my lasik surgery. As I said, right after surgery, my near vision was worse than before (+3.25 instead of +2.25) plus the 0.75 astigmatism at 180 degrees. It took four months for the astigmatism to disappear and for my close vision to return to its original prescription of +2.25. Believe me, at that time I was hoping for the same thing, a touch up later on. Improvement was very slow (four months is a long time when you get up every morning hoping to see better at intermediate and close distances).
    What made it worse is that, even though I could use strong reading glasses, the cheap ones that you get in a drugstore did not correct the astigmatism, so near vision was really bad.
    However, it eventually did return to what it was before, and since the astigmatism is gone, cheap reading glasses do the job well. At this point, I would not want to change the vision I have, knowing that improving my near vision surgically would necessarily be done at the expense of my far vision which is now excellent. That would mean likely wearing glasses almost all the time, which is precisely what I wanted freedom from when I got lasik.
    I have read somewhere that research is done on artificial lenses that accomodate are in the work for natural lens replacement in cataract surgery. If those become available if or when I develope cataracts, I will consider them. An artficial lens accomodating up to 3 diopters, accomodation by the same muscles that make the natural lens accomodate, would mean no glasses for me at all. In the meantime, I will live with my cheap reading glasses.
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    Old 09-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #24
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

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    I do not know if your doctor will be able to do a touch up for you. What I know for sure is that I had the same discomfort you are now experiencing a few days after my lasik surgery. As I said, right after surgery, my near vision was worse than before (+3.25 instead of +2.25) plus the 0.75 astigmatism at 180 degrees. It took four months for the astigmatism to disappear and for my close vision to return to its original prescription of +2.25. Believe me, at that time I was hoping for the same thing, a touch up later on. Improvement was very slow (four months is a long time when you get up every morning hoping to see better at intermediate and close distances).
    What made it worse is that, even though I could use strong reading glasses, the cheap ones that you get in a drugstore did not correct the astigmatism, so near vision was really bad.
    However, it eventually did return to what it was before, and since the astigmatism is gone, cheap reading glasses do the job well. At this point, I would not want to change the vision I have, knowing that improving my near vision surgically would necessarily be done at the expense of my far vision which is now excellent. That would mean likely wearing glasses almost all the time, which is precisely what I wanted freedom from when I got lasik.
    I have read somewhere that research is done on artificial lenses that accomodate are in the work for natural lens replacement in cataract surgery. If those become available if or when I develope cataracts, I will consider them. An artficial lens accomodating up to 3 diopters, accomodation by the same muscles that make the natural lens accomodate, would mean no glasses for me at all. In the meantime, I will live with my cheap reading glasses.
    Mig, did you or your doctor ever discuss the possibility of retouch to monovision after your LASIK? I work using computer and also I like to see things (food I am eating, the bills I am signing etc) with near vision. I am just wondering if this retouch monovision after distant LASIK correction is possible. Do you have any idea? I feel so bad now having LASIK done.. Buyers remorse.

     
    Old 09-23-2013, 05:58 AM   #25
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

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    Mig, did you or your doctor ever discuss the possibility of retouch to monovision after your LASIK? I work using computer and also I like to see things (food I am eating, the bills I am signing etc) with near vision. I am just wondering if this retouch monovision after distant LASIK correction is possible. Do you have any idea? I feel so bad now having LASIK done.. Buyers remorse.
    Hi Liman,
    I discussed monovision with my lasik surgeon before the operation. I did not select that option. In the past, I went to my optometrist to get a new prescription if there was the slightest difference in vision between my left eye and my right eye, as I found that terribly annoying. In monovision, one eye is corrected for distance vision (generally the dominant eye) and the other eye is corrected for close vision. I considered that, given the aggravation I had experienced at times in my life when my vision was not the same in both eyes, I would have too much difficulty to adapt to monovision.
    I think that it is indeed possible to get monovision after a first surgery that has corrected both eyes for distance, but I suggest that you discuss this directly with your doctor. In any case, it is unlikely that your surgeon would perform that new surgery before your vision has stabilized from the first surgery.
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    Old 09-24-2013, 12:29 PM   #26
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    Hi liman

    I saw your post that looks like it was taken down. Just letting you know that others feel the same way

     
    Old 09-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #27
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

    I drove last night for the first time. I see halos from on coming cars front lights and traffic lights. Will these halos disappear? How soon?

     
    Old 10-12-2013, 07:26 AM   #28
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    Shortygurl, what happen to your near vision now? Did it improve a bit? I have the same problem like you. 3 weeks ago, I had distant vision lasik correction done on both eyes at age 51. I lost 50% of my near vision. I am thinking of having it retouched for "monovision". Did you ever consider this? Does anyone here ever had retouch from distant vision to monovision? I really need an answer because I am getting depressed for the lost of my near vision after lasik.

     
    Old 11-26-2013, 12:56 AM   #29
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    Re: Near vision Much worse after LASIK

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    Hi liman

    Near vision is impacted for a few weeks because the lasik suction thing injures the eye muscles. Just one of the many little facts they dont tell you.

    It clears up after 2-6 weeks. Also sometimes you can be overcorrected which if a small overcorrection like +.5 or less will clear up on its own most likely in 3-6 months. Since you already needed reading glasses before hand, you will still need them. Any overcorrection or muscle damage is most likely exacerbated because you already were presbyopic.

    I had both issues. Near vision cleared up in about 4 weeks. Overcorrection in 1 eye took about 4 months. I was not presbyopic so i could see near except for within 3 feet felt like I was looking through a fishbowl for the first several weeks. Reading glasses didnt help me, just made me dizzy so had to wait it out.

    I am only providing an educated guess. I am not a doctor.
    Hi Whiskey the Kid,

    Is your near vision as good as it was before surgery now? I had LASIK to correct my distance vision 12 days ago and my close up vision still isn't great. I'm 24 and never needed reading glasses before and not being able to read or see my phone clearly is driving me mad! It's reassuring that others have experienced the same and improved but I'm just wondering how long it took as I'm getting worried!

     
    Old 11-26-2013, 01:13 AM   #30
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    Hi Kifftay

    My timeline is noted in my other post. It for sure felt like i was looking through the inside of a fishbowl for about 4 weeks. People would get close to me and I would want to step back another few inches, could not read my phone or computer very well either.

    It will clear up - just takes some time. Maybe 3-6 weeks. You have swelling and damaged eye muscles. All of that will go away.

    My near vision in one of my eyes is the same as it was when I wore contacts. The other eye is worse than prelasik. The focus position in that eye is a few inches further than the better eye and things look smaller. Probably because the lasik gave it a slight astigmatism. However it can see the computer and read most things. Smaller fonts and details at any distance are not crisp with that eye because of the astigmatism.

    Hang in there!

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