February is Library Lovers’ Month…a great time to celebrate how libraries of all types benefit our communities. It’s also a great time to pick up a book and rekindle your love of reading.
However, if you are farsighted and have trouble focusing on printed items close-up, you may become discouraged by the need to constantly locate your glasses in order to read. If farsightedness has plagued your eyesight for years, Dr. Leavitt at Bellevue LASIK & Cataract may be able to help. Dr. Leavitt has performed thousands of LASIK procedures in Bellevue, helping many farsighted patients achieve 20/20 vision. Patients are often amazed at how clear their close-up vision is after LASIK.
If you are over age 40 and feel that you are just now experiencing farsightedness, you are most likely experiencing a completely different vision condition called presbyopia. Unlike a refractive error, presbyopia occurs to most people as they age and is caused when the eye lens begins to stiffen. People with presbyopia have trouble focusing on close-up objects, including menus and books, and require reading glasses to see more clearly.
Monovision LASIK is sometimes performed to help minimize the effects of presbyopia by correcting one eye for up-close vision and one eye for distance vision; however, traditional LASIK does not correct presbyopia.
To find out if you qualify for bladeless LASIK in Bellevue, contact Bellevue LASIK & Cataract at 425-450-6990 to schedule a free LASIK Consultation. Most patients report improved vision the day after their procedures; you might be able to enjoy Library Lovers’ Month with clear vision after LASIK!
Here are some other observations during February to complement Library Lovers’ Month:
- Saturday, Feb. 7: Take Your Child to the Library Day
- Saturday, Feb. 14: International Book Giving Day (share your love of reading on Valentine’s Day!)