Presbyopia is a type of refractive error, characterized by the natural aging process of the corneal lens, which interferes with the lens’ natural ability to flex or adjust, meaning that the eyes can no longer focus on images at different distances. While it is natural to develop presbyopia with age, your Los Angeles eye surgeon can help correct the condition through the Monovision laser surgery procedure.
What is the Monovision Laser Surgery Procedure?
The Monovision laser surgery procedure is designed to correct one eye for optimal viewing of distant objects, and the other eye for near vision. This enables the distance eye to focus on objects that are far away, while the near vision eye focuses on objects that are close. This revolutionary treatment method enables your brain to automatically select which eye to utilize, allowing you to perform daily tasks such as driving, watching TV, or looking at a computer with seamless and accurate vision.
Am I a Candidate for the Monovision Laser Surgery Procedure?
Studies by the American Academy of Ophthalmology show that everyone will develop presbyopia between the ages of 45 and 50. However, the Monovision procedure may not be for everyone. Your eye surgeon will determine your candidacy for Monovision laser surgery by providing you with a pair of spectacle lenses to simulate the procedure. Some patients may undergo the simulation process for several days using contact lenses to determine if Monovision laser surgery is right for their needs and comfort levels.
What Are Alternative Treatments Options?
Individuals who are unable to adapt to the Monovision simulation may consider having both of their eyes corrected using LASIK surgery. Patients over the age of 45 who want to correct their vision and eliminate the need for reading glasses may consider Lens Replacement Surgery.
Find out if the Monovision laser surgery procedure is right for you by contacting the eye surgeons with the Los Angeles Maloney Vision Institute at (323) 319-5507. You can also set up an appointment with our cataract surgeons by visiting our website.