I have mild myopia. I'm about 20/45 in both eyes, one with astigmatism. I'm thinking about getting LASIK, as I find contacts and glasses annoying. However, I'm already 35 years old and worried that getting LASIK will just mean I end up needing reading glasses in 5-10 years, while if I don't get LASIK, I might not — as I've heard that mild myopia actually protects against presbyopia.
I've been frantically google searching to figure out if this is true.
Will my mild myopia diagnosis mean:
- I won't need reading glasses ever
- I will need reading glasses, but just later than normal
I'm also not sure what I would prefer, having to carry around and wear reading glasses everywhere, or distance glasses! Anyone with experience want to chime in?