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LASIK is a very successful procedure for correcting myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Since it was first developed in the mid 1990s, the technology has steadily improved and the results are now better than ever. In addition, ophthalmologists have developed a number of other vision correction procedures to correct your vision even if you are not a good candidate for LASIK.
As the large Baby Boomer generation approaches retirement age, aging issues are receiving more attention. In the area of vision, two of those issues are cataracts and presbyopia. Historically, eye doctors have corrected presbyopia with reading glasses and bifocals. Now there are many more options for improving your reading vision. Technology has also increased the options for people receiving cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the surgeon will replace your eye’s natural lens with an artificial lens, also called an intraocular lens (IOL). Advanced IOLs now offer remarkably clear vision at all distances and in most lighting situations, which means you no longer need to rely on your reading glasses.