Lasik surgery is becoming more and more popular in our country. People can use lasik surgery to treat farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. However, it does not treat presbyopia, which is the degenerative functionality of the eyes as you get older, making you unable to see things close to your eyes.
Most people will say that they are thrilled to no longer have the need for glasses following lasik surgery, but this might be incorrect. Presbyopia can and likely will affect a large portion of the lasik patients beyond the age of 40.
Be sure to discuss this fact with your doctor, prior to your lasik surgery, if your key motivation is to never wear glasses again. You might need to wear reading glasses despite the surgery; finding that never is not very long!