Donna was interested in LASIK, and was not sure whether she needed treatment in both eyes. Her prescription was moderately nearsighted in the right eye and only minimally imperfect in the left. In the past, she had worn a soft contact lens in the right eye and had achieved good comfort and good function.
Taking this into account, I advised that we do LASIK only for her right eye; the left was pretty good 'as is'. With this approach, we would cut her costs in half and allow her to achieve maximum benefit. In addition, being a few years away from the ""reading glasses"" age, we would preserve greater comfort with reading and close viewing if the left eye retained its' slight nearsightedness.
She had LASIK in the right eye this past July, and is thrilled with her unbelievably clear vision. Distance vision is 'crystal' and reading is still extremely comfortable.