LASIK corrects common vision problems and has become the most common procedure used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
LASIK cannot reverse presbyopia, the age-related loss of close-up focusing power, which mainly affects near vision (reading).
If you are over the age of 40, and interested in correcting your presbyopia (i.e., decreasing your dependence on reading glasses), you may want to consider monovision correction. Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem that typically begins around the age of 40 and worsens with age. It eventually affects everyone.
What is monovison?
Monovision corrects your vision to allow for near vision in one eye and distance vision in the other eye. This means that each eye is working independently instead of together. For monovision, your dominant eye becomes the distance eye and the other eye is used for near vision.
At Artisan Optics, our doctors discuss patient lifestyle, consider patient history and perform the tests necessary to recommend the most appropriate treatment options for each individual patient.
If you’re considering LASIK, the first step is to schedule a one-on-one free LASIK screening consultation with us. During your consultation we will provide OrbScan and WaveScan analysis, discuss treatment options, as well as any available insurance discounts and financing options. And, of course, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
To schedule your complimentary LASIK screening consultation give us a call at (208)377-8899.