Q: WHAT IS MONOVISION?
A: Monovision is a technique that allows patients to be able to see far away with one eye and near with the other. The overwhelming majority of the patients that we see in our Medical Arts office sit at a computer for a good portion of the day. They spend much of the day using their eyes for intermediate and close distances. Monovision contacts can be a great option for these patients. One of the doctors at our practice has been wearing them for more than 15 years and is very happy with the way that they correct his vision.
Some patients in their 50s and 60s who have already had laser vision correction still have to carry readers around with them. One way to solve that issue is to have the patient try using just one contact lens for near vision (monovision). Many patients who have tried this have been delighted with the results.