Monovision

About Monovision

As you age, you will start to experience difficulties with near vision. This happens to everyone at some point in life, even those who have never had a vision problem before. This is called presbyopia which is the natural aging of your lens. The lens' capability to bend or "provide accommodation” is lost, and with less elasticity, the eye has a harder time focusing up close. Before, presbyopia was fixed with reading glasses, bifocal glasses or monovision contact lenses.

Today, presbyopia can be corrected with LASIK When you get monovision laser surgery the doctor will correct the dominant eye for distance and the non dominant eye for near. In monovision, one eye does more work than the other. If one of your eyes is set for distance vision and the other is set for near vision, the distance eye will do most of the work when looking at objects in the distance like when you are driving or watching TV, and the near vision eye will do most of the work when looking at objects close by such as a computer screen or book. The brain always favors one eye for distance (dominant eye) and the other eye for near (non dominant) for different tasks. While some people are pleased with this solution, others are not able to adjust to the change.

To establish if you will be happy with monovision correction, Michigan Eyecare Institute will give you a trail contact lens. Most patients will know immediately if they can adapt to the procedure. If you entail more time, Patients will use the monovision contact lens for a few days with these lenses until they are certain in their decision.

Based on your lifestyle, activities and interests, Michigan Eyecare Institute can help decide what way of vision correction will best reach your vision needs.

<< Back to Videos