“Monovision” is a technique used to deal with the correction of presbyopia, the gradual loss of the ability of the eye to change focus for close-up tasks that progresses after the age of 40. This practice was first applied successfully for contact lens wearers, in which one eye is fit with a contact lens to correct distance vision,
and the other eye is fit with a contact lens to correct near vision. Similarly, with LASIK, a patient has one eye operated to correct the distance vision, and the other operated on to correct the near vision.
Patients over the age of 40 who have symptoms of presbyopia have a choice. If both eyes are corrected to see well in the distance, then glasses will be needed for close-up work. The alternative is monovision. Monovision represents a compromise that allows for preservation of both distance and near vision without the use of glasses. The majority of patients have no difficulties with this procedure, and it is the most common technique requested by eye specialists undergoing laser vision correction. A contact lens trial will always be performed prior to surgery to mimic the monovision effect, and determine a patient’s level of comfort.
Dr. Jeremy Kieval is a board-certified, cornea and refractive surgery specialist at the Lexington Eye Associates. His practice focuses principally on laser eye surgery (LASIK and PRK), cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses, and corneal disease and transplants.Experience You Can Trust
Independence from contacts and glasses can be both exhilarating and liberating, but the process can be confusing. Am I a candidate for LASIK? How does LASIK work? What’s the best LASIK procedure for me? Who is the best LASIK surgeon in Boston?Am I a Candidate?
Dr. Kieval and the Lexington Eye Associates are committed to providing the absolute best and state-of-the-art technology available to patients. Dr. Kieval performs bladeless LASIK procedures using Intralase® to guarantee patient safety.Bladeless LASIK
As one of the top LASIK surgeons in Boston and Massachesetts, Dr. Kieval is a specialist for all types of corneal and cataract surgery. If you over the age of 50, and interested in achieving freedom from your glasses or contact lenses, LASIK may not be the only refractive surgery available to you.Refractive Lens Excahnge
If cost is something that has been holding you back from vision correction you should contact Dr. Kieval as soon as possible to set up a consultation We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.What Does LASIK Cost?