LASIK AFTER 40

LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism for patients of any age, though there are special considerations for patients over age 40. After age 40, many patients begin developing presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness. Others who have undergone LASIK in the past may require a touch-up procedure. LASIK after 40 by the experts at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons in Philadelphia, PA, can help you experience the benefits of a reduced or eliminated need for glasses and contacts.

With 11 locations, Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons provides comprehensive eye care to patients throughout Pennsylvania, and our doctors perform thousands of LASIK procedures every year. To schedule an exam, please contact us today.

woman in field
There is no real age limit for LASIK, though there are special considerations for patients over 40 years old.

LASIK after 40 

There is no real age limit for LASIK surgery. For example, a 75-year-old who is free from cataracts or other eye disease can be a good candidate for LASIK. However, it is important to understand that after age 40, most patients develop special vision needs. Presbyopia, or farsightedness resulting from a loss of elasticity in the crystalline lens, is one of the most prevalent ways that age affects vision. 

Monovision

LASIK monovision is a special treatment designed specifically for patients who have begun to develop presbyopia. It involves using an excimer laser to provide a different correction for each eye, optimizing one eye for close vision and the other for distance. Before undergoing LASIK monovision, patients can wear special contact lenses that allow them to simulate the effects of the surgery and make an informed decision about treatment. After an initial adjustment period, many patients find monovision to be a functional solution that allows them to stop wearing corrective eyewear for many activities.

Monovision is not for everyone. Our doctors are committed to your safety and satisfaction, and will carefully assess your candidacy before recommending this procedure. This involves not only assessing the health of your eyes, but also determining if monovision is a fit for your lifestyle. For example, if a patient works in a profession requiring excellent depth perception, he or she may be better suited for using prescription lenses for reading.

Other Changes

The alterations made during LASIK are permanent, but they do not stop the natural aging process that causes vision to degrade over time. If you have undergone LASIK in the past, but find that your vision is beginning to become less clear, a touch-up LASIK procedure can help you to once again experience independence from glasses or contacts. If you notice a change in your vision, schedule a consultation with us as soon as possible.

Contact Us

At Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, we are recognized leaders in eye care. Our team of 12 physicians and surgeons partner with Wills Eye Surgical Centers, the largest eye hospital in the U.S. If you are 40 or older and wish to learn more about how LASIK can benefit you, we can assess your vision and explain your options. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment at one of our Philadelphia locations.

Contact Us Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

Collegeville Eye Physicians and Surgeons

753 W Main St
Ste D
Trappe, PA 19426

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm

Blue Bell Office

1179 Dekalb Pike
2nd Fl
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm

Spring House Office

909 Sumneytown Pike
Ste 201
Spring House, PA 19477

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm

Hatboro Office

331 N York Rd
Hatboro, PA 19040

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm

Bethlehem Office

65 E Elizabeth Ave
Ste 300
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm

Levittown Office

1609 Woodbourne Rd
Ste 303
Levittown, PA 19057

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm