Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monovision LASIK for Near Vision

Presbyopia is a condition whereby the crystalline lens inside your eye that is typically soft and flexible begins to lose that flexibility and thus limits your ability to change focus from far to near and near to far. Patients with presbyopia typically report that their “arms are too short” and that near objects and reading material are becoming fuzzy or blurry.

LASIK is usually used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and provide clear vision for seeing at a distance. Monovision LASIK is a technique that may be helpful in correcting near vision for some people. With monovision LASIK, Dr. Michelson corrects one eye for distance and one eye for near. Thus, the need for glasses with two different focal lengths is resolved by focusing each eye at a different focal length. Monovision LASIK can be effective for some patients with the need for mild near vision correction. Depending on the amount or length of time you need to close work each day monovision LASIK may be a good alternative.

To find out more about monovision LASIK and near vision correction please feel free to schedule an evaluation, examination and consultation at Michelson Laser Vision-205.969.8100.