As you enter your 40s, you will most likely begin to struggle seeing near objects and need to get reading glasses. This occurs due to presbyopia, an age-related vision condition that occurs when your eye’s lens becomes less flexible and can no longer alter its shape to focus on objects at different distances. Presbyopia impacts almost everyone.
For many people, reading glasses are hassle. The need to carry them around everywhere you go and to constantly take them on and off can be annoying. If you also experience problems with your distance vision caused by myopia (nearsightedness), you may be able to correct both problems at once with a procedure called monovision LASIK.
The best way to find out if monovision LASIK is right for you is to speak with Dr. Chris Walton in person. Please call 251-341-3385 today to schedule a free monvision LASIK consultation at our office in Mobile, Alabama.
What is Monovision LASIK?
Monovision LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that is used to correct one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. After the procedure, your brain adapts to the specific functions performed by each eye and determines which eye to use depending on the type of image you are looking at (near vs. far).
After your monovision LASIK procedure, you should be able to see clearly at all distances without the need of contact lenses, eyeglasses for distance vision, or reading glasses.
Am I a Candidate for Monovision LASIK?
Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for monovision LASIK. Some people find that their brain struggles to adapt to using one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. In fact, only about 75% of the population can successfully adjust to monovision.
In order to determine whether your brain can adapt to monovision, Dr. Walton will do a contact lens trial for 4 days. During this trial, one contact lens will correct distance vision while the other corrects near vision issues associated with presbyopia. If you find that the contact lens trial is successful, Dr. Walton will have you return to our office for a monovision LASIK consultation.
If you would like to find out if monovision LASIK is right for you, please contact Dr. Chris Walton today to schedule your free consultation. We serve patients in Mobile, Alabama, and the nearby Gulf Coast area.