Do You Need Glasses After Having LASIK Surgery?

Posted: Nov 20, 2021 by The Eye Center

Do you know someone who still wears glasses after LASIK surgery? You might have some concerns, especially if you are contemplating the procedure. LASIK surgery permanently addresses problems like myopia and astigmatism. But does it eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses? Read on to find out!

Why Do People Opt-In For LASIK Surgery?

Are you aged 40 and above, and are having difficulty reading small print with your glasses? LASIK surgery might be recommended for you by your doctor! Modern LASIK surgery can correct reading vision errors caused by presbyopia. This surgery procedure implements a technique called monovision. Monovision is a procedure used to fully correct the refractive errors in one of the eyes and leave the other eye mildly nearsighted. With what result?

  • The fully corrected eye will see distant objects clearly
  • While the nearsighted eye gives sharper near vision without relying on glasses.

Does LASIK Surgery Eliminate Glasses?

Undoubtedly, LASIK surgery can highly limit the use of glasses throughout the day, but it doesn’t claim to eliminate the need to use glasses for all patients. Patients respond differently to LASIK surgery. Thus, based on age and other vision conditions, glasses might still be required for reading.

Who Is A Candidate For Monovision?

Are you an older adult considering LASIK? Ask your doctor if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Since it can be difficult for some people’s eyes to get used to this Monovision procedure, it is not ideal for everyone.


Significant advancements have been made in LASIK surgeries. Nevertheless, there are instances when it might still be appropriate to wear glasses. Do you need a more personalized guide on whether you will need glasses after having this corrective vision surgery? Schedule a consultation with our trained eye doctors today!


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