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.