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.
Question: What causes blurred vision after taking out my monovision contact lens? I have been wearing one contact lens for 4 months. I believe it is a bifocal lens. I see great for reading and adjusted to the one lens, my problem is when i get home from work, take the lens out. Everything is blurry in that eye. I cant see the computer, i cant see the TV. Whether Im looking at something up close or far away. I worried Im ruining my eyesight in that eye by just wearing one contact. Please let me know if anyone has any of these same symptoms w/ monovision contacts, hopefully I'm not crazy!!
Answer: You do not have to worry:
1) If your contact lens fitting is OK, you do not have to worry.
Bad fit can mean:a) colored haloes around light in evening b)painful while wearing or after removal
2) If fit is OK, you are only feeling a "reorientation of your focusing system"
3) You may take to spectacles after removal of the contact lens and that will speed up the reorientation on removal of lenses
Question: Any tennis players or other athletes out there have monovision eye surgery and are happy with it? or does anybody play sports with monovision contacts?
Answer: my friend did the surgery and very pleased with it. but it depends on who will do the surgery. do some research on the doctors before making any final decisions.
Question: I wear monovision contacts-1 for distance 1 for reading, Why do I have blurred vision outside? When Im at work this isnt a problem. I have only been wearing the contact for distance for 6 wks. The reading one for about 3 years. Not sure what is causing this or what I need to do.
Answer: could be multiple problems. monovision isnt perfect...you should expect some blur at some distances. mention this to your optometrist or schedule a follow-up appt.
one of the bog problems with monovision is "interference"...where the 2 views (one distance, on near) are sort of "averaged" by your brain and the result is blur as you describe
Question: if i have a lazy eye is monovision lazer treatment suitable? i understand that with monovision my dominant eye would be made slightly shortsighted in order to read effectively and the other set to normal vision, but if my weaker eye is lazy is the treatment suitable?
Answer: No this is not a suitable option for anyone who has a lazy eye. This procedure can only be used when people have equal vision in both eyes
Question: Did anyone have monovision lasik done on their eyes? How long did they see blurry? Still seeing blurry in left eye (astigmatism) after 48 hrs. Right eye is blurry up close. Is this normal? I thought that you were supposed to see 20/20 right away.
Answer: Number one question...Did you try monovision in contact lenses prior to the procedure? If not, you may never get the quality vision that you desire. Monovision is not for everyone yet some cavalier surgeons do it on anyone over the age of 40. Regardless, give it about 1 month to gage your happiness. By then, your eye should have healed enough to judge the result.
Question: Monovision toric contact lenses on trial - wrong way round? I have been given monovision contact lenses to trial but have noticed that the lens for didstance is not in my dominent eye which I thought it should of been. Has the optician made a mistake or does this sometimes happen. I am right handed but my dominent eye is my left.
Answer: there is different ways of detect the distance correction in mono-vision CL
I will ask you some qusetions and if one of them was right, may your optician follow this way in his prescription
1- which of your eye is more better and good in vision... right or left? ... if right so it is much easy to correct it for distance than near.
2- which eye have more astigmatism? ... if left . So, correct less astigmatism in right give you great vision than left
3- if your computer beside your right hand so u work with your right eye in distance more than left
a lot ways still there but may these are the majors and can you write your prescription to be in the bright side ....
OR sorry if your optician switch the eye correction ?
Question: I have recently had monovision eye laser surgery to improve my distance vision.? My treated eye is now seeing further away and my untreated eye sees well close up. At the moment I find it difficult to read or do computer work unless I cover the treated eye. Has anyone else experienced this and how long do you think it will take for my eyes to get into sync with each other??
Answer: Monovision works great for some people. Not so great for others.
Usually, before getting monovision refractive surgery, the patient should wear monovision contact lenses for a few weeks to become accustomed to the effect and make sure that method works for them. It sounds like you didn't go through this trial process.
You will adapt quickest if you don't cover one eye, but simply let your brain figure it out. You might get some low-powered reading glasses from the pharmacy and remove the lens from the side with the untreated eye. You can use this when you absolutely have to read, but it may delay adaption.
I'm just astonished that you had refractive surgery for a monovision effect without trialing it first.
Question: Rather than providing monovision (single-distance vision), the _______ lens gives people the ability to see n?
Answer: ReZoom is the radio trivia answer
Question: Monovision contacts... this is an option for me according to the eye doctor so that I don't have to wear... glasses but he mentioned the depth perception could/would be altered. I ride horses and do some competitions with them and I'm wondering if this will affect my riding in a negative way. I could always not wear the contacts during serious competition as it's only my reading that's really affected with no contacts/glasses. Any one else had problems with monovision contacts doing sports, etc?
Answer: "I ride horses and do some competitions with them and I'm wondering if this will affect my riding in a negative way"
wont know till you try it, but its certainly possible
Question: Do they make monovision glasses? Like instead of bifocals can I have one lens for reading and one for distance? Would that work?
Answer: For most people, unlike when you do this with contacts, it does not work very well. It has to do with vetex distances, or how far away the lense is from your eye. Another thing is that there would be prism imballance when looking down into the lense to read having such a difference between the two powers, where in a contact lens situation the lens in on the eye, and there is no imbalance as the lens does move with your eye as it converges to read. Without a background in basic optics you would not understand it, and with a background in basic optics youw ould not ask, you would know, so it is hard to explain. It just does not work well and the math just does not work out. I hope I did not confuse you more!
Question: Already 3rd week with monovision lasik, still seeing blurry for closeup..though it is improving? from day to day...how long must I wait to adapt ....i heard 3rd week should be enough for vision stability. Pls help, I am kind of worry that I had made the wrong decision
i cant cut my fingernails properly, cant trim eyebrow properly, so sad to experience it
Pls share with me if anyone had done monovision before. Thanks so much...
Answer: I have done it 10 years ago and do not regret it for a second.
I do not have the perfect vision but I am happy.
Give it sometime longer it will all adjust just fine.
One of my eyes healed slightly faster then the other. I don't think there is a formula to it.
Question: Is Monovision or bifocal contact lens easier to adjust to for distance/near vision ?
Answer: I had a horrible experience with the monovision lenses......the constant blur spot was annoying.......there is another lens that is more expensive and i dont know name but it has one prescription in the center and another on the edges......ask your doc about these lenses... i was so frustrated i went back to my old distance prescription
Question: Your lasik monovision experiences? I had lasik monovision 10 days ago. Although I saw quite clearly (but not 20/20) for a couple of days afterward, the following week was very difficult with lots and lots of fluxuation in both eyes, and at work eye strain and irritation. The doctor is encouraging and advises patience, but I'd love a pep talk or advice from anyone who's had monovision lasik. At this point I'm not sure what's affecting my vision - adjusting to mono or the healing process. My next follow up with the doc is in two weeks. I'm disappointed that I didn't see perfectly the very next day - as I've lots of friends who had it, and did!
Answer: It can take up to six months for your vision to settle down; the cornea needs to heal. After six months, you may need another procedure; it happened to me. Give it some time and be sure to use lots of artificial tears; your eyes can dry up and this definitely affects your vision. Believe me, it is worth it in the end! Good luck!
Question: Is -1.25 and -2.75 monovision? I have an eye prescription of -1.25 and -2.75. I've heard about mono vision where one eye is used for near the other for far. I get a headache behind the -2.75 without glasses for too long and wondered why I can't do mono vision with my prescription as I can see not too bad out of the -1.25 eye.
Does anyone know why this doesn't work for me?
Answer: It will work for you, but you will need to change the prescription of one eye.
Mono-vision is where one eye is used for distance and the other eye for near. Generally the dominant eye is determined, and it is used for distance to minimize compromises when driving.
In your case if the right eye is dominant you would use -1.25 on the right and -1.25 on the left for near. Both eyes would have the same prescription, and now you wouldn't have to worry about which is right or left.
If your left eye is dominant then you would use -2.75 on the left eye for distance and no lens would be needed on the right eye because it's nearsightedness lets it see up close unaided.
Question: monovision and lasik eye surgery? I am considering the lasik surgery, but need the monovision. I tried it with contacts but vision was not good. I was told with lasik. The vision should be clearer. has anyone had the monovision
Answer: For presbyopic individuals (those who need reading glasses for near work) monovision is a very effective strategy to achieve good (not perfect) vision at distance as well as near without the need for any glasses. In monovision, one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. The procedure entails using PRK or LASIK to fully correct one eye for distance and undercorrect the other eye (by 1 to 2 D) for near vision. Not every patient is a good candidate for monovision. The monovision option may be associated with compromises of binocular visual function, and some people may not be able or willing to accept the vision compromises. (http://www.agingeye.net/lasik/lasik.php)
All patients who opt for monovision must understand that monovision has adverse effect on some aspects of visual function. Specifically, they need to understand the risks of reduced binocular visual acuity, stereoacuity, and contrast sensitivity. Monovision patients may require spectacle correction to obtain optimal visual functioning for certain tasks such as night driving or fine near-vision tasks. In addition, they need to be made aware of the risk of distance and near ghosting as a result of incomplete blur suppression. Blur suppression appears to be particularly problematic under night driving conditions because interocular blur suppression becomes less effective under dim illumination conditions. Therefore, patients must be advised of the need to wear distance glasses when driving.
Question: Anyone had cataract surgery?Anyone here have it done for monovision?One eye for distance-other for reading? Have you adjusted to it being mono--are you glad that you did it that way???
I wore contacts for years using the monovision and it worked well. I cannot wear contacts now as the cataract is bad. I already had right done for distance. Are there any negative side effects of monovision?
Answer: I would suggest trying monovision with contacts before having cataract surgery. It is possible to go back in and change the lens implant after surgery if you are not satisfied, but the risks of complications deter our doctors from doing it much. Women do tolerate monovision better than men, so that is good. Do your doctors offer the Restor lens implant?? It is a out of pocket expense, but it gives you distance and near with both eyes. There is another lens that gives you distance and intermediate. It is called Rezoom. Our doctors will do the Restor in one eye and Rezoom in the other to give you distance, near and intermediate. There are many options available now, but I would not do the monovision unless you have tried it before.
Some people are unable to tolerate the difference in prescription from one eye to the other. This can cause problems with depth perception. Men seem to have more trouble with this than women. I think that if you had monovision before and was happy with it, you should be fine.
Question: Intraocular Lens implants (Monovision)? Can intraocular lens replacement surgery be reversed?
I have had this surgery preformed five years ago (For Cosmetic reasons only), but I have never been able to tolerate the monovision that resulted in this surgery. I have heard about other lenses such as muilifocal / ReZoom & ReStor. What is the difference between them, can they remove my monovision, & who is the best person to speak to in regards to having this surgery. I am in desperate need to find the cure to the HELL I am living with at present. PLEASE HELP ME. Greg
Answer: It may or may not be possible, depending on prior scarring from the initial procedure.
They can, indeed, allow you to see at more distances without glasses after the adjustment period. See your ophthalmologist for information and/or a referral.
Question: Monovision laser eye surgery? I am shortsighted (around -2) and am finally (I'm 55) considering having my eyes corrected with laser / Lasik surgery. At the consultation, I was told the best thing for me would be monovision, ie just one eye corrected to 20/20 vision, the other left as the reading eye, only the astigmatism would be corrected. I have worn contacts with some monovision for years, but found reading a strain, as there was not so much difference in the correction. Now I have been given soft lenses to try out the monovision as it would be after the laser surgery. I find it really difficult to make up my mind. I seem to get on with it fine in everyday life, but worry about that I'll always feel my vision is not quite right. I can read ok, but what about reading over longer periods? I can drive, but it's not ideal. Monovision seems ideal for my work when teaching, but not when using the computer. Has anyone had any experience? What do you think?
Answer: Monovision delivers the best reduction in your dependancy on glasses. However, this depends on what you do with your eyes. Monovision is not considered a good option in some industries such as Cab/truck drivers, pilots etc.
The particular areas of concern for Distance Vision have been stated already : low light conditions (night driving), intermediate distances (PC, sometimes TV). Thus, how critical is your distance vision in such circumstances? Secondly, Monovision does not fully correct your need for Reading Glasses either, small print or print in low lighting will require a pair of Ready Readers.
Trialling bother full correction and the monovision correction in similar circumstances is the only way you will get to a decision. Perhaps spend a few days under normal working/living conditions with either to get a better idea.
Question: I AM CORRECTED FOR MONOVISION iI HAVE A SMALL ASTIGMATISM IN BOTH EYES +6.6 LEFT EYE +2.25 I AM STILL FRUSTRAT? I AM FRUSTRATED BECAUSE FINE PRINT IS STILL NOT AS SHARP AS MY GLASSES WERE I HATE WEARING GLASSES I WANT TO KEEP WEARING MY CONTACTS PLEASE HELP ME
Answer: Have you considered multi focal contact lenses? Also, are you wearing the reading lens in the non dominant eye? I guess I'm a little confused about the 6.6 you are referring to? What is your actual glasses prescription. If you can tell me that, how old you are and what bifocal power they put in your contacts, I may be able to give you more information.
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