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Can refractive surgery correct presbyopia?

Some people choose refractive surgery to achieve monovision, where laser surgery corrects one eye for distance and the other for near vision, just as with contact lenses. You may wish to consider trying monovision with contact lenses before surgery to determine your ability to adapt to this correction.

The most appropriate correction for you depends on your eyes and your needs. Before deciding on a type of correction, you should discuss with your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) which one is right for you.

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