Most people have a dominant eye that generally corresponds with the dominant hand. A right-handed person typically has a dominant right eye, and so on. The dominant eye is used more often, has better vision, and can focus on objects better. A comprehensive eye exam will reveal which of your eyes is dominant. 

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. 

Does monovision work?

Many people enjoy great success with this option for clear lens replacement, while others find it disconcerting in the early stages. The human brain is an amazing organ, and with time, in most cases, it will begin to translate visual input correctly, and any symptoms such as dizziness will fade away. It may take a week or two before you adapt to the visual changes. Many people who are struggling with age-related vision changes may find this approach ideal.

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the medical term for age-related vision changes. The natural lens in the eye, over time, loses flexibility and the ability to focus both near and far. The most common symptom is being unable to read comfortably without wearing reading glasses. 
The symptoms of presbyopia include:

  • Being unable to read without holding the material at a distance from your face
  • Blurred vision when viewing objects at a reading distance
  • Tired eyes
  • Headaches when performing any task close-up, such as reading or sewing

Monovision eyesight correction options

Monovision can be achieved through several methods:

  • Contact lenses: Presbyopia (age-related vision loss) can be treated with contact lenses, one focused at a distance, and one focused up close. Called “blended vision,” many people have success with this approach.
  • Implantable contact lenses: Rather than wearing contact lenses, you can have them placed within the eye structure, one focused at a distance, and one focused up close.
  • LASIK monovision treatments: LASIK surgery can be performed to achieve monovision, correcting the dominant eye for distant vision, and the other eye for close-up focus.
  • Clear lens exchange: If you have cataracts or age-related vision loss, the lenses can be exchanged with one custom lens for distant focus, and one focused to clearly view up-close items.
  • PRK monovision: PRK may be the best technique for clients with certain eye conditions. The focus on each eye will be carefully measured and calculated to achieve blended vision.

World-class vision correction for age-related vision loss

At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers in Glendale, Los Angeles, and Westwood, CA, your age-related vision problems can be resolved with several approaches, including monovision. We offer in-house eye-specialty ambulatory surgery centers and laser suites, where you can resolve presbyopia in comfort and privacy. We are 100% committed to providing among the world’s best eye care. Dr. Soroudi has outstanding credentials, experience, track record, and inventions, and is widely known as one of the most accomplished eye surgeons in the region. 

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Dr. Soroudi has performed surgery on members of international royal families, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, and billionaire clients who fly in to seek his services. Our three state-of-the-art centers are equipped with next-generation technology for superior outcomes in monovision treatments. Dr. Soroudi welcomes patients from other countries and local areas alike.

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