In a monovision procedure, laser treatment adjusts one eye to see near objects clearly, and the other to see distant objects – i.e. one has near vision and the other distant vision. Alternatively, lenses can be implanted in the eye.
In patients over the age of 45, monovision LASIK can reduce the need for reading glasses. Monovision is suited for short-sighted patients who have difficulty focusing on objects that are near.
In a thorough examination it is established whether this procedure is appropriate. Ahead of treatment, patients have to wear contact lenses to test, whether they can get used to it and the different visual ranges.