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Monovision is an approach to presbyopia treatment that involves correcting one eye for distances and the other for close work. This can be done with glasses or contact lenses, or surgically with LASIK or CK.
Some people find they have trouble adjusting to monovision, which affects their depth perception. Those considering presybopia surgery are advised to try monovision with contact lenses first to see whether they can tolerate it. For those who cannot, the best option is probably keeping two pairs of glasses, one for reading and one for distances.
Monovision surgery is also not as accurate as corrective lenses, meaning the corrections between the two eyes may not be perfectly aligned.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|