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Doctor insights on: Monovision Vs Multifocal Contact Lenses

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I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?

I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?

No: The vision with glasses is better. However many people successfully wear multi-focal contact lenses. Be patient and work with your eye doctor. Th multi-focals generally require more time to adapt and more adjustments than other types of contact lenses.

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Use progressive lenses and monovision contacts. When I cover one eye objects appear larger in one eye than the other. Why is that?

Use progressive lenses and monovision contacts. When I cover one eye objects appear larger in one eye than the other. Why is that?

Accidental telescope: The eye with the more minus contact lens sees the larger image because a minus lens acts as an eyepiece in a Galilean telescope, while the progressive bifocals act as the objective lens. This is of theoretical, but little practical value clinically. Either switch to bifocal contact lenses or correct both eyes for distance with the lenses and use over-the counter readers. Aniseikonia fixed.

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film.

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Tell me about intraocular lens implants (monovision)?

Tell me about intraocular lens implants (monovision)?

Monovision IOLs: Monovision (one eye distance focus, one eye near) is a common method to correct presbyopia (loss of reading vision over age 40). The + is an increased independence from glasses. The - is a loss of depth perception and potential imbalance. A trial of monovision with contact lenses is recommended before surgical correction (cataract lens implants or laser vision correction).

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Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Not perfectly: Depending on the power of your mono vision, you may need a different glass prescription for each eye, so OTC readers likely won't work. A "computer" or intermediate range prescription can help and only use for mid-range (computer) work.

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In monovision with contacts dr said my depth perception is lessened. How does this affect driving?

In monovision with contacts dr said my depth perception is lessened. How does this affect driving?

With vision: Correction through use of contact lenses, your driving perception should not be affected significantly. You may need a little adjustment getting used to the new visual acuity. Take care! Http://www. Eyehealthweb. Com/depth-perception/.

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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.

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My peripheral vision is better when I wear glasses instead of monovision contacts. Why would that be?

My peripheral vision is better when I wear glasses instead of monovision contacts. Why would that be?

Monocular vision: The convenience of being fitted in monofocal contacts is to lessen need for glasses, at the compromise of reduced stereopsis (binocular vision). However I find improvement in peripheral vision when wearing contacts for optimum distance (binocular) vision, versus glasses. Each contact lens individual determines whether the reduction of stereopsis is satisfactory for their daily functions.

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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.

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I wear monovision contacts and lose some depth perception when driving. Is it possible to wear glasses over the contacts to improve this when driving?

Yes: Glasses can be made with window glass over the distance eye and a correction for the near eye which renders it clear at distance. This is commonly done and helpful when driving at night or in the rain.

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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.

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Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

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.

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Why my iol monovision implants keep changing?

IOL monovision: Changing vision with an IOL monovision usually is due to a tear film issue: meibomian gland dysfunction or dry eyes. Get a LipiScan to be sure glands look normal. Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) can also cause vision issues after cataract surgery. Consult with me either on HT or in my office in Rockville, MD.

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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.

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Read lasik not so good after 40. But read the average age for lasik is 39? Also read most fix distance and not choose monovision. What % choose mono?

Read lasik not so good after 40. But read the average age for lasik is 39? Also read most fix distance and not choose monovision. What % choose mono?

Lasik after 40: Lasik can be life-changing and offer FREEDOM from glasses. Lasik to give 20/20 distance vision usually can/will last forever but your eyes change. We all lose our focus power in our lens as we age whether we had perfect Lasik at 18 or not. This declining lens power is noticed about age 40 as decreased reading vision and most of us will just go buy some magnifying glasses to give us that power back

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