The Benefits Of Monovision

Most people over the age of 40 develop presbyopia. Presbyopia is the aging process of the eye that results in near vision loss.

Many people have the perception that if a person is presbyopic and they will have to wear reading glasses after their procedure. With patients that qualify, there is an alternative called monovision.

Monovision is a procedure where the dominant eye is corrected for distance and the non-dominant eye is corrected for reading. The brain actually tolerates this correction quite well.
Vision recovery is as quick as “regular” LASIK; however, there is a neuro-adaptation phase of about 4-6 weeks. Neuro-adaptation means the time is takes the brain to get used to the new type of vision like getting a new pair of glasses.

Most patients adapt to monovision quickly and enjoy the ability to be without distance and reading correction about 90% of the time.
When you have your LASIK evaluation at 20/20 Institute, the eye doctor that performs your evaluation can show you how monovision can work for you and assist in determining if it is the best option for your vision correction.