Monovision LASIK/PresbyLASIK

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LASIK Eye Surgery Information

What Is Monovision LASIK?

Monovision Presbyopia is the change the change in ones vision that commonly happens at around 40 years of age, thus having difficulty in reading fine or small print and focusing on objects that are near. Most people are familiar with reading glasses, bifocals and progressive lenses as a couple options for correcting presbyopia (nearsightedness) and somewhat less familiar, however, is the correction method of "monovision." With monovision, one eye is fit with a lens for distance (if needed) and the other eye is fit with a lens for near objects, providing unobstructed vision for both near vision and distant. 

At first, monovision can seem very strange. But as unusual as it may seem, most people receive superb results from monovision.  Although monovision may not be comfortable for everyone, it can be a great option for patients who currently have presbyopia. Monovision can help you achieve good, functional near and distant vision. These procedures outcomes do not present perfect vision, however. There is usually somewhat of a compromise between distance and clarity or near to allow patients to fully get used to monovision while simultaneously providing satisfactory corrected vision for the patient.

As a result, a person who will want the clearest, vision correction possible at near or distant vision will not be the best candidates for monovision. Additionally, monovision may decrease ones depth perception, which could affect job performance or athletes.  The best way to determine if monovision might work for you is to give us a call so we can set you up with a free LASIK consultation to see if you are a candidate.