Following LASIK most patients don’t need glasses for their daily activities. However, patients who are over the age of 40 may still need to wear reading glasses because of the normal aging process of the eye. MonoVision LASIK is an alternative option to glasses for people with presbyopia.
With MonoVision, one eye is corrected for distance and one for near. Typically the eye that is corrected for distance is the dominant eye. With this procedure, when you look in the distance, your distance eye is at work. When you are reading, the eye corrected for near is working.
Many patients enjoy this option because it can eliminate the need for reading glasses or bifocals. However, a very small percentage of patients do not adjust well to MonoVision. If MonoVision may be a good option for you, your surgeon and our staff will set up a trial basis with contacts or glasses to help determine if it is right for you.