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Monovision Vs Multifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal substitute: These are eyeglass lenses with a continuous grind so no line is visible. They offer a large distance and near area for correction and a narrower central band of intermediate clarity. They cost a little more but offer a cosmetic and sometimes optical advantage for those in the presbyopic age. ...Read more
Crystalens vs Toric : It's the best time in history to have cataracts /need cataract surgery. New tech allows for surgery safer with better outcomes. Femtosecond Laser & Symfony IOL are excellent; decisions depend on eye/patient factors (ie, how much astigmatism, what is the patient's profession [airplane pilots may not want the risk of halos & glare from a multifocal IOL. Consult with us or your eyeMD for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can make it difficult for the brain to fuse the images from the two eyes into one. The contact lenses allow the eyes to see images which are more alike in size which makes it easier to fuse the images. ...Read more
Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?
Monovision: is very effective of roost people. Variations for the optimum distance (far, intermediate and near) can be obtained through single vision contact lenses or a combination of single vision lens and multifocal lens. Your eye care provider will be able to determine the power and variations from your examination. Be sure to verbalize your needs and illustrate to him/her the distances involved. ...Read more
Yes: But why would you want to do so? ...Read more
Depends : There are many approaches to provide better vision. Cataract surgery despite all the advantages and even with femto laser assisted cataract surgery still has a higher risk profile than lasik . However if you have visually significant cataracts then lasik a poor choice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A little more: Polycarbonate lenses have a higher index of refraction and can be made a little thinner which lightens the eyeglasses and makes them more comfortable. So they charge a little more for them. I consider eyeglass costs way too high for the technology and manufacturing costs, but it is an industry charging what the public will put up with. ...Read more
Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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