Monovision for Presbyopia Correction
Reduce the need for reading glasses.Monovision is a clinical technique that is used to deal with the correction of presbyopia, the gradual loss of the ability of the eye to change focus for close-up tasks. This condition progresses with age.
The condition of age-related presbyopia is totally natural, the eye muscles inside the eye can no longer change the shape of the natural lens inside the eye as it hardens with age and so the ability to see things close up is also lost.
Monovision Contact Lenses for PresbyopiaThe intent of monovision presbyopia correction is to replicate the effect of reading glasses on your vision, but applying it to just one eye, hence the term Monovision. Monovision contact lenses for presbyopia alter the focusing power of one eye so that it could see near objects clearly, whilst the other eye is left for distance vision. The concept of Monovision Contact Lenses for presbyopia can now be replicated by Accuvision using laser eye surgery.
With contact lenses, a presbyopic patient has one eye fitted with a contact lens to correct distance vision, and the other eye fitted with a contact lens to correct near vision. LASIK Monovision works in the same way, a presbyopic patient has one eye operated on to correct for distance vision, and the other operated on to correct for near vision.
Suitability for Monovision Presbyopia CorrectionTo ensure that you are suitable for monovision presbyopia correction, following your consultation you will be offered a trial period with contact lenses to see if you can get used to this new way of seeing before having the LASIK monovision surgery.
Monovision offers the best chance of reduced dependence on spectacles for most situations and it is routinely offered to our patients.
If you would like to know more about how monovision for presbyopia works and the way it is conducted, or wish to know about other treatments for Presbyopia you can give us a call on 0330 300 2020 or just complete our consultation form. We will be only too happy to talk to you about LASIK monovision or anything else you may wish to discuss regarding our Presbyopia eye care solutions.