Monovision LASIK and Near Vision-Is It For You?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Near Vision & LASIK Monovision

LASIK-which is mainly a type of laser eye surgery for correcting distance vision, can be used for correcting near vision through a technique called monovision LASIK. Monovision corrects one eye for distance and one eye for near. Thus, the need for glasses with two different focal lengths is resolved by focusing each eye at a different focal length. Monovision LASIK can be effective for some patients with the need for mild near vision correction. Depending on the amount of close work you do at work and for how long each day, monovision LASIK may be a good alternative. One way to get a sense of how you will do with monovision LASIK is to mimic the effect with a temporary pair of contact lenses. If you would like to learn more about monovision LASIK and whether it might be right for you, JoAnn Chang, M.D., Corneal and LASIK Specialist at D’Ambrosio Eye Care would be happy to have you schedule a LASIK evaluation by calling Toll Free 800-325-3937.