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Doctor insights on: Monovision Problems

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Dr said my vision has improved and lowered power in my monovision contacts. He said it can happen with age. I'm 59. Is that common?

Dr said my vision has improved and lowered power in my monovision contacts. He said it can happen with age. I'm 59. Is that common?

Yes: Prescriptions change over time. The elasticity of your cornea, the increasing density of your lens, and the accommodative ability of your eye muscle are all factors affecting your ability to see. Changing your prescription to accommodate your needs is common. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to monovision contacts other than distance only w/readers. I use a computer at work with detailed work.

What are good alternatives to monovision contacts other than distance only w/readers. I use a computer at work with detailed work.

Multifocal contacts: There are many brands of multifocal contact lenses - some are optimized for computer distance. It would be worth a trial with a few brands. ...Read more

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When is it appropriate to get monovision lasik?

When is it appropriate to get monovision lasik?

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. ...Read more

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What is monovision treatment?

What is monovision treatment?

Not a treatment: Monovision is used for those in the presbyopic age (over 40 years). In this process a contact lens is placed in the right eye for distance and the left eye for near. Most adapt to this and it allows vision at near and far without the need for bifocals. ...Read more

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Would you recommend monovision laser for a person that works all day with computers and read everyday for 30 minutes?

Would you recommend monovision laser for a person that works all day with computers and read everyday for 30 minutes?

Contacts first: Before considering a surgical procedure for vision correction, I would recommend a trial of monovision contact lenses measured to allow the near focus for the computer monitor, and the dominant distance eye fully corrected. If you're able to tolerate this well, as long as your eyes are suitable candidates for laser vision correction, the procedure maybe right for you. You still may need glasses. ...Read more

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Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?

Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?

Se an opthalmologist: Though worsening vision with aging can be due to amblyopia, macular generation and suboptimal control of glaucoma could also contribute. An opthalmologist will be in the best position to evaluate and advise. ...Read more

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Work on computer all day, monovision laser procedure will be good for me? Far sight is very good.

Work on computer all day, monovision laser procedure will be good for me? Far sight is very good.

Monovision: An easy way to know if that is something you will like is to simulate the same thing with contact lenses. I would try that for a month and see how you like it. Most of the patients that chose monovision with me have already had that experience with contact lenses and were used to it. Ask your surgeon to see if that is a good option for you. Good luck. ...Read more