Monovision Contact Lenses for Massachusetts Wearers

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monovision Contact Lenses for Massachusetts Wearers

Massachusetts Contact Lens Specialist Dr. Michael Fu remarked, “Monovision contact lenses may be an interesting option for patients with near vision problems.” As we age, our ability to focus on close objects decreases.  This condition, called presbyopia, usually occurs some time in our forties.  People may need to start using reading glasses or bifocals when trying to read fine print or when using the computer.  People who wear contact lenses may start to need reading glasses over their contacts to read fine print and see detail up close.
One way to avoid reading glasses in contact lens wearers is called monovision.  With monovision, one eye is used for distance vision and the other eye is used for near vision.  Using both eyes simultaneously gives an increased range of clear vision from near to far.  Advantages of monovision include freedom from needing reading glasses, crisp vision at all ranges.  Disadvantages include decreased depth perception and eye fatigue from using only one at any given distance.  Ask your eye doctor if monovision is a good option for you.  

To schedule an appointment to discuss if monovision may be a good option for you, call D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care or

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