Do you find yourself squinting at the menu? Holding the newspaper at arm's length in order to read it? Has it become difficult to see things up close? You are not alone. Millions of people over age 40 find it difficult to see near without reading glasses. Participating TLC Laser Eye Centers offer CK (Conductive Keratoplasty), an FDA-approved technology designed to lessen your dependence on reading glasses.
Vision loss and age
When most people enter their forties, their eyes begin losing their ability to easily focus on close objects. This is part of the normal process of aging. Typically this is the result of presbyopia or farsightedness. Many people may require bifocals in their forties, and those who never needed glasses before may require reading glasses.
- CK may reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses used to see up close.
- You may find, after having CK, that you wear your glasses less or only during certain activities.
CK may even eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses used to see near.
How CK works
CK changes how light is focused on your eye by reshaping the surface of your eye (cornea).
Is CK right for you?
CK is for people over age 40 who want to improve their near vision. If you are over the age of 40 and depend on reading glasses, you may be a candidate for CK.
Other criteria include:
- No significant changes in your distance vision for one year
- No chronic eye disorders
- Not pregnant or nursing
- No chronic illness or disease
For more information on CK and other LASIK procedures, visit our TLC LASIK blog.