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Like how nearsighted? Did your doc guarantee you that you will need reading glasses after surgery? Or is it just after you get older then you'll need the reading glasses?

I had LASIK and PRK six months ago and I am stuck with a 'monovision' of a sort - only being able to see well with one eye. The other one has ghosting and blurring near and far. I was a moderate myope (-3.5). I can read the chart 20/25 with my bad eye and 20/15 with the good one. My vision acuity is good and I am considered a surgical success based on it, but the quality of my vision in the right (LASIK) eye is so bad that I'm going to get a custom made rigid gas permeable contact lens to smooth out the irregular corneal surface that was created either by the laser or by the way I healed.

I know that there are tons of happy LASIK success stories. I'm not advising you against it, but warning you that acuity is not all there is to vision and vision quality is not usually included in refractive surgery statistics. You can have monocular diplopia (see two of everything out of one eye) and still read the Snellen chart. Technology is not yet at a point where irregularities in the corneal surface caused by the surgery can be reliably fixed with the laser.

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