Originally Posted by thinker25
(welcome to older age...
I've worn monovision contacts for 40 years.
When I was in having my eyes checked a few months ago, I asked about Lasik out of idle curiosity. I was surprised to hear the doctor say that her company doesn't do laser correction of anyone over 60. When I asked why, she said it's because, at that age, it's just a matter of time before you'll need cataract surgery (where they implant a interocular corrective lens), so they don't want to thin-out your cornea unnecessarily beforehand.
Just to verify, I googled 'cataracts' and this is what I found on the first site in the search results...
are the leading cause of visual loss in adults age 55 and older and the leading cause of blindness worldwide. By age 65, about half of the human population has a cataract, and by age 75, almost everyone has a cataract. However, cataracts are highly treatable, and through advances in both cataract surgery and intraocular lenses
(IOLs), more people are experiencing full restoration of their vision than ever before.