Refractive surgery, at the age of 40

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- Mar 7, 2011 at 12:42 PM
Hello,

My husband has always worn glasses and now that he is 40 he want to be glassless. He wants to have corrective surgery but before going ahead he wants to further information.

If you have already undergone such an operation, are there any side effects in the short and long term and especially, is it worth having done at the age of 40?

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Chabel
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Hi,

It can be done, but beware your husband has been wearing glasses for a long time and therefore has a refractive error requiring correction. At the age of 45- 50 he will develop presbyopia (middle age eye changes) and will require glasses to have a clear reading vision. Glasses for the correction for presbyopia cost as much as those used for myopia or other sight problems so you might it's not worth doing it
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In your husband's case it will be like "trading one evil for another" and even though he may be able to have clear vision for some time, he will ultimately develop presbyopia!
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