Eye Health

Updated 13 February 2015

Laser eye surgery for over 50's?

Yes, but you will need reading glasses to see clearly up close. Your eyes will also be checked for cataracts, as cataract surgery can correct nearsightedness and farsighteness.

Yes, however, you will need reading glasses to see clearly up close. You will also be carefully checked for a cataract in both eyes because with cataract surgery you can also have your nearsightedness or farsightedness corrected.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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