Can laser eye surgery replace reading glasses?

Picture this. You go to pick up one of your favourite books and prepare to settle in for a good read. Right as you open the book, you remember one important thing: you need your reading glasses. The problem is, you don’t exactly know where you placed them. Cue the hour-long search for glasses and the eventual loss of interest in reading your book.

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that this event is more of a reality for you than you’d like it to be.

Millions of people have chosen to have laser eye surgery to reduce their dependency on reading glasses.

If you’re looking to replace your reading glasses, it’s time you considered laser eye surgery. This article will show you how eye surgery can bring more convenience into your life.

Is laser eye surgery right for you?

Many people believe only younger audiences who need to have their long-distance sight corrected can benefit from laser eye surgery. But this isn’t true; people of all ages can benefit from eye surgery. It can help correct long-sightedness, short-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, making it perfect for helping with your reading needs.

We can give patients the ability to see further off in their dominant eye while modifying their non-dominant eye for close viewing. Both eyes work together to blend vision from a variety of distances.

Laser eye surgery is over 90% effective in giving patients exactly the type of eyesight they desire.1ARSC Editor. (2021, March 22). What Is the LASIK Success Rate? American Refractive Surgery Council. The majority enjoy significant freedom from reading glasses. After blended vision laser eye surgery, patients may only need readers for very fine print or for reading in low light for long periods. With all this said, it’s clear that eye surgery is a safe and effective way to get the vision that you deserve.2Munro, B. (2021, January 14). Is laser eye surgery safe? Vision Eye Institute.

Get laser eye surgery to address your need for reading glasses today

Now that you know that laser eye surgery can help you reduce your dependency on reading glasses, you need to find a clinic you can trust to perform the procedure.

At VSON, we are laser vision experts. We offer a range of laser eye surgery procedures, including LASIK, PRK, TransPRK, SMILE, and custom treatment for reading glasses.

Please feel free to have a look around our site to learn more about what we do, or reach out to us to book a free appointment. Let us give you the vision you deserve.

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Dr. Matthew Russell


Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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