Be Rid of Reading Glasses

In a previous post, I have written about the laser-based corrective eye surgery called Lasik. There’s another corrective eye procedure which is not laser-based and is proven to be most beneficial for people aged 40 and above who requires reading glasses to be able to read. Presbyopia is the term given for this condition and is a “symptom caused by the natural course of aging”. Just as skin wrinkles, or hair go gray with age, the eyes condition deteriorates to presbyopia.

Reading glasses are small and light, but sometimes you might just grow tired of carrying it around or, of always forgetting (another symptom of natural aging) to carry it around with you. The fact is that there are a lot of people who suffer from presbyopia but are still as agile and lithe as any below 30 folks. And having to bring along reading glasses can become a negative factor both physically and socially.

So, has modern science and technology come up with something to cheer up the presbyopic crowd? Yes, of course. The safe, quick, long-lasting and sure-fire remedy for presbyopia is called NearVision Conductive Keratoplasty (CK). CK, by the way, is also administered to people who suffer from mild hyperopia. Unlike lasik, CK uses low energy radio waves to reshape the cornea and restore your eyes’ ability to focus clearly on nearby objects. You may read more details about this procedure at usaeyes.

General Pros:

  • Normally painless.
  • NearVision CK takes only a few minutes (20 minutes, more or less). You can go home right after the procedure is done.
  • Effectively restores near vision. You no longer need reading glasses to read.

General Cons:

  • Not permanent. May last only for a few months.
  • Not for people who wear pacemakers as CK equipment can produce interference with other electronic equipment.
  • Not for people who have other eye conditions beside presbyopia or hyperopia (e.g. strabismus, cataract, glaucoma).

If you are interested to avail of the benefits of Conductive Keratoplasty, it is advisable to spend some time in consultation with eye doctors who know best about this science like the eye doctors at the Stahl Eye Center. Stahl Eye Center has efficiently given service to countless patients for over 35 years and its *doctors are graduates from top universities such as UCLA, John Hopkins and Yale. It maintains three very accessible locations in New York including Manhattan and Long Island.

One notable expert in the field of CK is Dr. Thierry Hufnagel, a Stahl Eye Center associate. He has more than 26 years under his belt in Ophthalmology and Anatomic Pathology.

*The Stahl Eye Center doctors’ patient outcomes have been independently verified by nonprofit patient advocacy USAEyes to meet or exceed the national norms. Fewer than 100 doctors nationwide have attained this certification.

Lasik: Royal Road to Better Vision

After lugging for quite some time on top of your nose those pair of glasses, you have to admit having spent some moments thinking of how it would be like going without the hassle of wearing glasses. If there’s a way to live life without glasses or contact lenses, would you take it? Yes, of course. And again, yes, there is a way and they call it LASIK. Lasik is short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, a type of eye surgery which utilizes laser technology to re-shape the cornea to reduce or totally eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

Considering several eye surgeries, Lasik is known to be the most preferred surgery in the US, because with extensive studies done in this field, lasik has become even safer today. It is also the quickest way to get better vision. You can have your lasik surgery today, normally without feeling any pain, and be up and about in no time at all. Recovery takes only a few hours after the surgery and vision returns to normal in about a day or two. Studies and stats about Lasik results are elaborated here where it says that 99% report quality of life (improved) as expected, better, or much better. For more detailed information about lasik please go to lasik info where you will find why Lasik is better than other alternatives like PRK, LASEK/Epi-Lasik, etc.


Among several outstanding eye centers in the US that specializes in LASIK surgery is the Stahl Eye Center which has 3 clinics in New York (including Manhattan and Long Island) and has been serving eye patients for over 35 years. The center boasts of top doctors who are products of top universities in the USA such as UCLA, John Hopkins and Yale. Whichever eye clinic you finally choose, the doctors make the difference. At Stahl Eye Center, their top doctors offer one-on-one consultation and provide individualized care and use only the most advanced technology there is.

Personally, I think Lasik is the most convenient surgery worth taking. Whether you’re the athletic type (in which case, glasses are an extra inconvenience), or the non-athletic type, you most honestly know that glasses and contact lenses are taking some degree of freedom from you. Want to throw away those glasses and contact lenses for good? Then, take the royal road to better vision. Consider Lasik.