LCNY wrote:My question -- shouldn't the doctor have known what the outcome of the procedure would be?
It may be less that your doctor didn't know and more that your doctor failed to communicate. Full distance correction will be at the expensive of near vision if you are presbyopic
. There is a bit of a mechanical advantage over presbyopia when wearing glasses. Your doctor did not communicate to you the consequences
of full distance correction, but I suspect the issue may be more complicated.
If you are overcorrected
(farsighted, longsighted) vision, near vision becomes very poor. Regression
may resolve a small overcorrection, but you need to know your true refractive error with a cyclopegic refraction
(which is better, one or two?) with the natural lens paralyzed from being able to accommodate
(change focus from near to far).