Monovision Explained

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Boise / Meridian Monovision LASIK

Monovision LASIK is an effective alternative to reading glasses.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 having LASIK in Boise, you are over the age of 40, and you are interested in correcting your presbyopia (i.e., decreasing your dependence upon reading glasses), you may want to consider monovision correction. Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem that typically begins after age 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 Boise ophthalmologists discuss patient lifestyle, consider patient history and perform the tests necessary to recommend the most appropriate treatment options for each individual patient.