What is Monovision?
Monovision is a method of optimizing both distance and near vision. It is a method that we often use during Lasik, contact lens fittings and during cataract surgery. We use the dominant eye for distance activities and the non dominant eye for near activities. The goal of monovision is to optimize both distance and near vision.
Why Do You Need Monovision?
Presbyopia is term that refers to difficulty focusing up close with age. We all develop presbyopia as we age and it usually starts around age 40. Presbyopia gradually becomes worse as we age. It can be frustrating to no longer be able to see up close objects such as your cell phone, computer, a menu or a book or magazine.
If you are frustrated by the onset of presbyopia, Dr. Stanley Grandon, Dr. Cindy Wang and I can discuss your options with you. We will perform a complete eye examination and provide you with the options that best meet your needs.
What Are My Monovision Options?
If you are interested in Lasik eye surgery, we can perform a laser correction and allow your dominant eye to see well for distance activities and your near activities. Dr. Stanley Grandon, Dr. Cindy Wang and I can also perform a contact lens fitting with monovision
We often aim the near eye for more intermediate vision activities rather that very fine print. This makes it easier for you to adjust to the difference between the two eyes. You will likely still need reading glasses for fine print.
What If I Need Cataract Surgery?
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in your eye. We may recommend cataract surgery if your are experiencing blurry vision from a cataract and it is interfering with your day to day activities. At the time of cataract surgery, Dr. Stanley Grandon and I will chose an implant power to place inside your eye. We will discuss with you what options best meets your needs. We can provide the option of monovision at the time of cataract surgery.