Monovision – Enjoy clear near and far vision without using spectacles
After 40, most people start to experience near vision problems. Called age-related farsightedness, this vision problem can be corrected with Monovision LASIK. This treatment factors-in the dominant and non-dominant eye. The dominant eye’s vision is fully corrected for distance while the non-dominant eye’s vision is optimized for near tasks. The dominant eye is able to focus on far distances, while the non-dominant one can see near objects. This approach ensures that the patient can see near and far objects without assistance of spectacles.
Results vary by person. Some people may still need to wear glasses to see far-off objects in certain situations. This is especially true in places that are not well-lit where even people with normal vision find it difficult to see. Even near vision is not permanent. It deteriorates with time. So reading spectacles in some circumstance may still be recommended by an eye doctor to keep the eye stress-free.
Adjusting to Monovision
Patients generally need a few days to weeks to fully adjust to monovison. Some individuals feel double vision, feeling unfocussed, or even dizziness. All these are initial stages of the body getting adjusted to the focal lengths of either eye. During this phase, wearing eyeglasses may be necessary. But with time, the body adjusts to these differential focal lengths. Only patients who demonstrate an ability to adapt to monovision trial contact lenses are offered monovision LASIK.
Even if the patient is having difficulty adjusting to Monovision after several months of treatment, a LASIK surgery can solve this problem. But usually, this situation is rare. Almost all patients are able to adjust to Monovision and enjoy excellent near and far vision.