What Is Monovision?

How monovision treatment from your ophthalmologists in Manhattan, NY, can help you see better.

Do you have problems with both near and far vision? Have you been told you are not a good candidate for LASIK? If so, you need to learn about a revolutionary ophthalmic surgery option known as monovision.

Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Manhattan, NY, provide a wide range of vision services, including monovision, to help you see better.

Monovision is a unique procedure to correct one eye to see near objects, and the other eye to see objects which are far away.

Everyone has a dominant eye, much like a dominant hand. Your doctor will typically correct the dominant eye to see objects far away. The non-dominant eye is corrected to see objects near to you.

Both of your eyes work together, and your brain begins to see the clearer objects and block out the blurred objects.

Monovision can be accomplished with either contact lenses, glasses, or corrective surgery. Contact lenses can be used as a trial to see if you adjust well to monovision.

If you are adjusting well to the monovision created by contact lenses, then you can have surgery if you wish. Surgical options to create monovision include laser surgery or lens insertion.

If you choose glasses to create monovision, your ophthalmologist may recommend bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses, which contain several different vision correction prescriptions.

Monovision correction may require adjustment time, so remember to:

  • Keep doing your regular activities
  • Give yourself time to adjust
  • Try wearing glasses to help with near vision
  • Talk with your ophthalmologist if you notice blurred vision or depth perception issues

To learn more about monovision options and how you can see better, call Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Manhattan, NY. You can reach them in the office by calling (212) 220-0066, so call today.

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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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