What to Know About Monovision Lasik

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019
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As we age, our ciliary muscles in our eyes start to lose elasticity which can result in a condition called presbyopia which makes it harder to see things up close. If you have entered the age of having to wear reading glasses to see just about anything up close, then you likely have presbyopia. Rather than spending the rest of your life constantly trying to find your reading glasses or having to wear them on a chain around your neck, why not invest in your eyes and your vision and consider monovision Lasik?

What’s Monovision Lasik?

Traditional Lasik is used to help patients with astigmatism or hyperopia (farsightedness). During this procedure, we shave off part of the corneal tissue which helps to essentially reshape the cornea and give you back more of an ability to see clearly. However, it wasn’t until recently that we were able to do a similar procedure to help with presbyopia as well.

During your monovision Lasik procedure we will typically perform surgery on just one of the eyes; this helps your brain to naturally adapt which helps provide you with a full range of focus.

Before surgery, we will usually have patients start out by wearing monovision contacts which is where you only wear a contact in one of your eyes; this helps the brain start to slowly adjust to the idea of having monovision and helps you prepare or surgery. After a little while, and once your brain has adjusted, we will then have you come into our office for surgery.

If you are ready to learn a little bit more about Monovision Lasik, contact us at our Chardon or Mentor offices and call (440) 286-1188.

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