Monovision is a surgical approach for resolving cataracts and age-related vision loss (presbyopia). The procedure involves replacing natural lenses with synthetic lenses, one of which is focused for up-close vision, and the other focused for vision at a distance.
The Monovision approach
Monovision means “blended vision.” The treatment involves placing two different types of lenses, one focused at a distance, and the other focused close-up. As most consider seeing at a distance to be more critical, the dominant eye will receive the lens for distance vision. For implantable contacts, the same approach is employed, with the distance-oriented implantable contact placed in the dominant eye. LASIK can be performed using this approach as well.