What Is Monovision?

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.

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  • "Cannot recommend Dr Coad & his lasik coordinator Nicole enough. They are wonderfully supportive and gentle that even if you are nervous it will be difficult to stay that way around this supportive duo! Without a doubt recommend going to see them, they are worth the additional care and cost for a full-service experience that are there just to help you & give you the best vision possible. Thank you Dr Coad & Nicole."
    Yasmin L.
  • "Dr. Coad and his staff made the experience of having a cataract removed the best it could possibly be, from evaluation to discussing options to being reassuring when the surgery began, to follow-up. The evaluation process was efficient, yet at no time did I feel as if it was anything but personal. His staff at all times were both professional and welcoming. Vace, the surgical coordinator, did everything to make sure the surgical process went smoothly.
    As to Dr. Coad himself, I can't say enough. His skill is absolutely top-notch, but it was the concern that he took in making sure that I understood all of my options, and his reassuring manner before, during and after the surgery which makes it easy to recommend him to the fullest to anyone who needs ophthalmic care."
    Ed W.
  • "Had a five star experience at Chelsea Eye! I went to Dr Yoon for an eye exam and she was extremely friendly, helpful and down to earth! I have met all the staff and they are very friendly and easy to talk to. Hugo in particular was wonderful to work with during the exam. It was a breathe of fresh air coming to this practice and I highly recommend going here for an Optometry appointment or Opthalmology appointment with Dr Coad."
    Devon T.
  • "Can I please take a moment and talk about how awesome Dr. Jay Yoon is?!

    I would be friends with this woman! I went in freaked out about a blood vessel on my eye and in total hypochondriac mode (is it a stroke? Is this connected to my brain? Is it gonna spread?). She laughed and calmly said "looks like you've always had this and it's fine and here are some drops cause your eyes are dry and here's my great primary doctor who I recommend since you don't have one."

    She was very funny and relatable and cool - she didn't try to rush me away and she was honest about everything too and so helpful.

    I've already started recommending her and now I'll do it on here: book an appt and be treated so warmly."
    Bonnie G.
  • "Dr Coad and Nicole were both absolutely wonderful. After my brother had LASIK surgery, I decided to go ahead and do the same.

    Both Nicole and Dr. Coad are very proficient in their work. They answered any and all questions that I had, and calmed every nervous feeling that arose from the start, up until the surgery.

    Going through the surgery I was EXTREMELY nervous and Dr. Coad walked me through the entire procedure (before and during) and made my whole LASIK experience a breeze.

    I can not recommend them enough. If you are interested in LASIK Dr. Coad is the only doctor I would trust."
    Christina V.
  • "This team is the absolute best. Christine is a gift from the gods and makes you feel comfortable supported and amazing. She really got me through my anxieties about my recent lasik surgery - which went great! Dr Coad is the best. A fantastic team, a simple process - I highly recommend this team - if you've ever considered lasik (like I have for the last 20 years) make an appt with this great group. You'll be happy you did."
    Mark P.
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