Glasses and contacts work well. Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) is a form of laser treatment that can be used in place of LASIK for medical reasons or if the cornea is too thin or if other conditions preclude using LASIK. This procedure typically produces the same visual results that LASIK does, and uses the same wavefront guided excimer laser
For patients that may not qualify for LASIK of ASA, refractive lens exchanges can be an option. This is where the surgeon takes out the natural lens and will replace it with a lens that will allow the patient to see well in the distance ( and with some lenses near as well). This option becomes more appropriate for older patients who are approaching the age when cataracts appear.