Monovision LASIK
September 24, 2012

Monovision LASIK

by Dr. Tom Boland, LASIK and Cataract Surgeon

As we age, the natural focusing ability of the lens in our eye begins to wane, eventually resulting in the need for reading glasses or bifocals.  This condition is called presbyopia, and affects all people over age 40.  When patients present for surgical alternatives to reading glasses, one option that we frequently turn to is monovision LASIK.  

In monovision, the dominant eye is normally corrected for distance, and the non-dominant eye for near.  Acceptance of monovision is variable; for this reason we usually demonstrate the concept with a trial of contact lenses.  Most patients adapt rather easily to monovision, and some take time to accept it.  With proper education and understanding, more than 90% of patients can adapt and function well with monovision.  If the contact lens trial is successful, then a similar result can be expected with LASIK surgery.

If you would like to discuss your monovision LASIK options, please contact us today!