Monovision is a way to correct your vision when you have trouble seeing both far and near. There are different approaches to accomplish it, but the general idea behind them all is to make one of your eyes dedicate its focus to distant objects and the other to near ones. There is a lot to know about the treatment, and a lot to ask, so reach out to our New York, NY, experts, Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology.
How Does It Work?
Presbyopia is a condition that affects all of us as we get older, it makes it difficult to focus on objects close to us. This natural occurrence further complicates vision problems for those already suffering from nearsightedness.
A possible solution is to address both issues at once with monovision. Your doctor will typically correct your eye with the best vision, your dominant eye, to be the one in charge of distant sight. The other is then corrected so that it can perceive things that are closer.
After some training, your brain should be able to automatically give you the best possible picture. The process should be almost unnoticeable if monovision is right for you.
Will It Work for Me?
Monovision works wonders for a lot of patients who try it, but it is not for everyone. The adjustment period and the adjustment itself may be difficult for some patients.
You may need to continue wearing glasses for certain tasks, experience some difficulty driving at night, and have problems with depth perception. It's important to talk with your doctor about all the changes you can expect.
Monovision Correction in New York, NY
There are various ways to correct your eyes with monovision, among them are the more permanent options like LASIK and cataract surgery. Even if you are a candidate for surgery you may consider correction with glasses or contacts as a starting point. You may find that monovision is the best way to help restore your sight. To find out if it's the right choice for you then make an appointment today with Dr. Coad and Dr. Yoon of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY, by dialing 212-220-0066.