Monovision is a technique that helps patients focus both their eyes at different distances. One eye focuses at nearby objects while the other is tasked with focusing on objects that are far off.
Accommodation and Zoom
To understand how Monovision can help a person, the zoom process of the eyes have to be understood. The eyes can look clearly at an object at a distance, it may not take any noticeable time for the eyes to adjust to it. If the person has to suddenly look at something close up, like the head of a needle or something similar, the eyes may take a second or so to make it clear, this process of adjusting the crystalline lens to see near and far objects is called accommodation. Presbyopia can be a forerunner to cataracts and patients are unlikely to go back to their normal accommodation capabilities after surgery.
After cataracts are removed, patients face clearer vision, but will have to wear spectacles or lenses for the rest of their lives, while it is not bothersome for many, a condition where no spectacles are needed is always a more attractive option. Monovision can do just that. While there are many way to achieve Monovision like lenses, glasses, and LASIK, the most preferred and effective choice will have to be through LASIK.
Advantages of LASIK over the other options:
- The eyes adjust faster to the effect than when the lens or spectacles are used.
- The effect when the person looks up or down from the glasses or when they take off their lens can be jarring, confusing or even cause headaches.
- More than 85 percent of those who go through Monovision adapt to it right away.
For More Information about Monovision, Contact Dr. Julia Giyaur.
For more information about Monovision or any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr. Julia Giyaur. We are located in both Brooklyn and Rego Park and can be contacted directly at 718-676-6464 and 718-676-6464 respectively. We look forward to hearing from you soon.