Your surgeon only corrected your eyes for distance vision. Surgery can only correct for distance or near vision. Sometimes patients and doctors agree to leave one eye blurred so they can read with it, mono vision. Speak with your surgeon about this option.
I hope this helped,
Dr. John Lowitz, OD
If you are 40 and over, your surgeon should have explained before the procedure that refractive surgery would not help your near vision and you would need something to read with.
I typically always recommend a trial contact lens for each eye for 3-5 days to simulate the way the surgery goals will be treated.
I am sorry you are having issues. If you would like a consult you can contact my office at 281-469-1089.
Dr. David Johnson