How can I reduce hyperopia from Lasik?
I am sorry to hear this happened! Hyperopia after LASIK for myopia (nearsightedness) means you were overcorrected, that is, you are now farsighted. Reading glasses (plus Rx) would probably help.
Can I assume this happened recently and not many years ago?
Why hasn't your doctor offered to fix this? Overcorrection with LASIK can happen to anyone but is uncommon. Still, you are not necessarily stuck with it. I do not know the particulars of your individual situation, but it is not usually particularly difficult or risky to treat the overcorrection with either a LASIK enhancement or PRK on the surface of a healed flap. Most all LASIK surgeons do this for free as part of the post-op care.
_Written by J. Trevor Woodhams, M.D. - Chief of Surgery, Woodhams Eye Clinic