Lasik will correct three types of vision problems. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. There is much confusion on this though. Many people who have difficulty seeing at near THINK it is because they are farsighted but if you are over 40 the problem is probably PRESBYOPIA. This is the age related loss in the ability to focus the eyes. Lasik DOES NOT correct presbyopia. The problem is many people do not understand the difference between farsightedness and presbyopia. Many people believe that if they are over 40 and can no longer read that this problem is due to farsightedness but it is not. The problem is presbyopia for those over 40. And remember Lasik does not correct presbyopia. So to know for sure and remove any doubt you need to go in for an examination from a doctor that works alot in laser vision correction and let him or her tell you definitely if Lasik is right for you. Hope this helped.
Stopped by to see if you had responded and noticed you had. Well, it sounds like you indeed are farstighted. So Lasik WILL correct frasightedness. But in your response you said it seems like every time you go in your farsightedness is getting worse. This is a problem. It is possible the reason your doctor has been saying you are not a candidate may not be that Lasik will not work with farsightedness but that you are continuing to change over time. Lasik should only be performed on a patient who has demonstrated a stable prescription over time. If you are involved in ongoing change and have Lasik it is very possible that you will continue to change. If that were to happen, relatively soon you would find that your vision would become unsatisfactorily blurred again. Because Lasik thins the cornea, there is a limit to the number of times Lasik can be performed. There is a minimum thickness beyond which the cornea will become unstable and can lead to degenerative changes. So, I would again recommend you go in and see your Lasik specialist and depend upon him or her to guide you in regard to your decision. In regard to the other answer you received please TOTALLY IGNORE the information. It has no basis in fact. But is was quite amusing to read.
Me. I am an optometric physician.