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When is it appropriate to get monovision lasik?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Over 40 yrs old: Monovision helps with the reading problems that occur in the over 40 crowd. More info: http://www.2020vision.Com/monovision.Html. You may want to try it out with contact lenses first!
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Monovision LASIK : Monovision lasik should be discussed with patients over the age of 45 which wish to have lasik. Monovision allows more spectacle independence but has some compromise. You should discuss this with your lasik surgeon.
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: LASIK: Monovision lasik is appropriate: if patient has tried & is happy with monovision contact lenses, knows risks of loss of dept perception; &/or has tried monovision glasses. See a conservative, experienced eyemd who cares about what is best for you.
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