This health video looks into ways to no longer need reading glasses.
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Jennifer Mathews: Kay Kerrigan is taking time to stop and smell her roses today. Now that she can see them. Kay Kerrigan: I was always grabbing for the glasses everywhere, and then I wouldn't have them with me, or I'd misplace them. Jennifer Mathews: Kay had good vision most of her life, but her fifty-something eyes couldn't stay up with the rest of her. Kay developed presbyopia, or old age sight. Jennifer Mathews: Dr. Marguerite McDonald had something to offer Kay. Conductive Kerotoplasty, simply called CK. Dr. Marguerite McDonald: CK is the use of radio frequency energy emitted through a very small wand or probe that is pressed into, but not through the outer wall of the eye. Jennifer Mathews: In less than seven minutes, the eyes are given a new shape. Dr. Marguerite McDonald: It's as if somebody tightened the belt around the cornea, the center part gets much steeper and that sharpens the focusing power. Jennifer Mathews: Study show 90% of people who get the procedure no longer need glasses. Dr. Marguerite McDonald: It's just such a thrill to watch people respond to the surgery and have vastly decreased dependence upon their reading glasses, if not total elimination. It's really a joy. You can see people feel rejuvenated. Jennifer Mathews: Rejuvenated might be an understatement for Kay, who had CK earlier this year. Kay Kerrigan: It is the best thing I have ever done in my life. Jennifer Mathews: She spends much of her time now enjoying the details she'd been missing, especially with her grandson, Thomas. Kay Kerrigan: It was the most wonderful experience to be able to pick up that baby and look at him without any glasses. Jennifer Mathews: This is Jennifer Mathews reporting.