At what distance do you spend most of your visual time? Far for driving or watching TV? Intermediate for most computer work? Near for small print or working on numbers on a computer screen? What part of your life would be most improved by clear vision?
Patients nearing or already in their 50’s or 60’s should consider the longevity of their procedure. While LASIK is meant to be a permanent correction to the imperfections of their cornea, cataracts will eventually impair the vision and will need to be removed. However, cataracts can form at any time and cannot be predicted as to when that will occur.
The IOL will take longer for final clarity of vision, and inherent in some design of the lenses, there will be rings around lights or glare noticeable at night. For most patients, this lessens over time and does not interfere with their activities.