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In vision correction surgery, the technique of correcting one eye for near vision and one eye for far vision; used in those who would normally require bi-focal lenses for presbyopia

Question: Is it possible or practical to get monovision glasses? If I get lens implants and need one glass for reading and the other for distance, would that work? Would it be similar to monovision contacts? Has anyone heard of this?

Answer: I'm assuming your having cataract surgery. I am an optician and sometimes I see rx's for glasses over monovision contacts to correct the near eye for distance (for driving at night...etc). Monovision glasses aren't going to be very helpful due to prism imbalances from the lenses being different powers. One image would be blurred and when you look away from the center of the lens you may see double or feel eye strain. My suggestion would be to go to your eye care professional and see if they can use trial lenses to simulate the effect so you know what it would be like.


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Monovision vs Multifocal IOLs for Spectacle Independence After Cataract Surgery

Some patients have enjoyed spectacle independence through the use of monovision contact lenses or refractive surgery during the presbyopic years preceding the development of their cataract. Others have read or heard about the chance to "throw away ...

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PurposeThe aim of this systematic review was to synthesize and appraise the evidence of the benefits of presbyopic correction on the cornea for visual function.SummaryComprehensive search was conducted in MEDLINE using keywords like ?presbylasik?, ...

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Monovision is the name given to the art and science of fitting contact lenses on a patient who has developed presbyopia. Presbyopia is the unavoidable change in vision that usually occurs at around 40 years of age, causing difficulty in reading small ...

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Typical of medical progress, new procedures are usually inspired by what is learned from older procedures. Monovision LASIK developed out of a need to improve upon an earlier procedure called conductive keratoplasty.


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