What is Monovision LASIK?
Monovision LASIK is a popular form of LASIK surgery offered at our practice. This procedure can also be performed with the use of lens implants that adjust one eye to perform well at distance vision and the other to seeing close up. Patients who suffer from presbyopia, an age-related eye condition, can benefit from this refractive surgery. At Montgomery Eye Care in Westminster and Northglenn, CO, Dr. Jim E. Montgomery has the advanced technology and experience to provide patients with a variety of corrective treatments.
Around age 40, changes in the lenses of your eyes can begin to occur. Presbyopia is the medical term associated with this age-related loss of flexibility in your natural lens. Patients who have presbyopia have trouble seeing objects up close, such as smart phones, computers, or books. Bifocals or reading glasses can help manage the condition, but more and more patients are instead choosing to undergo monovision LASIK surgery. By reshaping the cornea, or outermost layer of the eye, the procedure can reduce, or in some cases, eliminate the need for glasses altogether.
How Can Monovision LASIK Surgery Help Presbyopia?
Monovision refers to each eye performing specific individual tasks, even though both eyes still work together as a team. During the computer-guided laser surgery, the dominant eye will be adjusted to see distance more clearly and the non-dominant eye will be mildly nearsighted. Monovision LASIK procedures can be performed in conjunction with cataract surgery.
Is Monovision LASIK Surgery a Good Option for You?
During your first consultation, Dr. Montgomery will take the time to explain the procedure, answer any questions you may have, and conduct a thorough examination. In the comprehensive exam, Dr. Montgomery will determine if you are a good candidate for monovision LASIK surgery. These tests can also determine your current and desired prescriptions.
Monovision outcomes can be customized to best suit your unique lifestyle.
Monovision outcomes can be customized to fit your lifestyle needs. Although most patients' right eyes are dominant, these tests will help determine which eye is dominant and better suited for seeing distance. Before undergoing surgery, it is recommended that you wear monovision contact lenses to preview what your vision should be like after the procedure. If you do not qualify for LASIK surgery, Montgomery Eye Care offers a variety of other treatments to meet your vision needs.
LASIK vs. Intraocular Lenses
During the LASIK procedure, Dr. Montgomery will use highly detailed images of your eye and a computer-guided laser to gently refine the shape of the cornea. How he shapes each cornea will depend on whether the eye will be providing clearer vision close up (non-dominant eye) or at greater distances (dominant eye). The entire surgery typically last less than an hour and results are highly predictable and successful.
Intraocular lenses can also be used to modify visual acuity. Instead of altering the shape of the cornea, the desired monovision outcome is achieved through the use of premium lens implants. These devices replace the natural lens. The surgery uses the same computer technology and laser-guided tools as LASIK surgery, but the technique is similar to surgical cataracts treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
Patients who choose monovision LASIK surgery receive individualized and precise treatment with the use of computer-guided tools. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of monovision LASIK surgery or obtaining information on other available treatments, call (303) 252-9981 today or contact our practice online.
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