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This table lists different types of surgery available for presybopes and some of the pros and cons of each type of correction.

Over 40?

If you’re having trouble working in front of a computer, you’re most likely experiencing a condition called presbyopia.

Presbyopia occurs when the lens of your eyes lose their ability to focus up close. Talk to your eye doctor about any symptoms you may be experiencing.

Surgery Options

Today, surgery options for those with presbyopia include Monovision, Conductive Keraplasty (CK) and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).

Type Pros Cons

Lasik Monovision
An excimer laser permanently corrects one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contacts.

  • Eliminates the need for contacts or glasses
  • Return to normal activities by within a few days
  • Reduced depth perception and peripheral focus
  • Increased chance of dry eye
  • May require glasses for night driving
  • Elective surgery (not covered by most insurance)
Type Pros Cons

Conductive Keraplasty (CK) Monovision
Utilizes radio frequency energy to reshape the cornea and restore focus.

  • No incisions, no cutting and no lasers
  • They’ve been around since Benjamin Franklin
  • Effectively treats presbyopia (loss of near vision in those 40+)
  • Correction is temporary and diminishes over time (may require retreatment)
  • Elective surgery (not covered by most insurance)
  • May require glasses for night driving
Type Pros Cons

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens with the visual correction.

  • Quick visual recovery
  • Permanent w/out using a laser
  • Eliminates the need for cataract surgery in the future
  • Eliminates the need for contacts or glasses
  • Option for non-LASIK candidates
  • Elective surgery (not covered by insurance)
  • Eyes are done on separate days about a week apart to allow for healing
  • Complications can occur, such as: chances of a retinal detachment are slightly higher
  • Not approved
  • Covered by most insurance