Monovision may be a good option for patients aged 45 and over, who may feel frustrated with wearing reading glasses and age-related decline in vision (presbyopia).

There is no way of providing the youthful vigor back to your eyes, and some degree of compromise will always be required. Other treatments also exist to help those not suited to monovision.

What is Monovision?

Monovision is a treatment solution for Presbyopia – the lack of ability of the eye’s lens to change shape to focus on nearby objects or written text. Presbyopia occurs as a natural decline in reading vision, most often experienced by people aged 45 and over.

In Monovision, the two eyes are set slightly differently with one eye set for distance and the other set for near. The eyes work through the brain swapping seamlessly between the two to give improvement at distance and near.

A large factor in the success of Monovision patients is the ability of the brain to adjust to this new way of seeing objects near and far. The adjustment process may take a few days or weeks, or may not feel right for you at all.

At Perth Laser Vision you will be assessed for suitability.

What are the benefits of Monovision?

Monovision describes the method of correcting one eye for distance vision and the other for reading so that, when the two eyes work together, clearer vision can be obtained over a range of distances. This is one method used to either reduce or eliminate the dependence on reading glasses.

Some people do very well with Monovision straight away while others will take some time to adapt. Other patients may not like it at all.

Am I a suitable candidate for Monovision?

Perth Laser Vision can help you to ascertain if Monovision is right for you. It is typically recommended for patients aged 45 years and over, who are tired of wearing reading glasses.

How does the Monovision procedure work?

During the Monovision corrective procedure, your eye surgeon adjusts one eye for long-distance vision (or untreated if your distance vision is good), and the other eye is adjusted for close-up focus – depending on your individual needs.

Monovision can be achieved in combination with any of the following eye surgery procedures:

  • PRK
  • Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE
  • Cataract extraction
  • EVO Visian ICL Implantable Lens

Other treatments also exist to help those not suited to Monovision.

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