It's not uncommon for your vision to deteriorate as you get older. Traditionally, contact lenses or eyeglasses were the only way to correct this deficiency. Unfortunately, it can be a hassle to keep contacts clean, and glasses can get in the way during sports. Luckily, Lasik surgery is now a viable alternative. During this procedure, your doctor will use a laser to carefully reshape the surface of your eye, restoring your vision to 20/20 or better.