Patient discussion about myopia

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Q. Is there a laser vision correction operation that will correct both near and farsightedness?

My optometrist said that typical laservision would require that I wear glasses for reading since it only corrects farsightedness. I'm leery of the technique of doing only one eye for distance and leaving the other "as is" for reading. I seem to recall a brief news report of some new laser vision technique that corrects both near- and farsightedness. Is that true or were they referring to the "one eye for closeup and one eye for distance" type of correction that I'm skeptical about? Thanks!!
A1my mother-in-law had that done about a yeara ago,for both near and far,they make them the oppisite,i had my near sightness fixed two years ago and i love it should of done it sooner.....
A2i am very interested too in those kind of surgeries (as you can see i wear glasses too) so i had a little research in the subject and from what i know - there is no way to overcome the reading glasses need . they are both different surgeries. but about the "monovision" routine- i can understand why you are reluctant to do that but you can always try it first by simply getting 2 different contact lends that will demonstrate it. walk around a few days and then decide.
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