Monovision is an excellent option to restore near or “reading” vision to those who are over 40 years of age and now require “reading glasses” to see up close. This condition is called “presbyopia” and happens to everyone with age.
Almost everyone has a “dominant eye” which our brain prefers to use over the other eye to see far. The easiest way to test which is your dominant eye is to roll up a piece of paper and look through it like a telescope. The eye you use to see with is usually your “dominant” eye.
When Dr. Soroudi performs monovision, he leaves the dominant eye to see far, and adjusts the power of the “non-dominant” eye to see up close. The amount of correction depends on your age and occupational needs.
Dr. Soroudi will provide you with a trial contact lens during your vision which mimics exactly how you’ll see if you get monovision. Most people know almost immediately if they like this option or not.
Dr. Soroudi usually tries a few different powers to make 100% sure you get exactly what’s best for you and your visual needs. He will NOT perform monovision on you if you feel this option is not the right fit for you, so it’s imperative you come in for a consultation.
If you like monovision, Dr. Soroudi will discuss your options (it can be achieved using LASIK, PRK, or Cataract/Lens Replacement Surgery).
If you do not like monovision, your other option would be to undergo Cataract or a Clear Lens Exchange procedure.
Here, your natural lens is replaced with a new artificial lens which sees BOTH NEAR AND FAR.
Unlike monovision, where the “near” eye is blurry for distance, this incredible technology will provide you with both, minimizing your risk of experiencing “double vision” or dizzyness.
To learn more about this option, please visit the page: Clear Lens Exchange.