Monovision

Monovision using the Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser

Monovision or blended vision. Your dominant eye is corrected for distance with the laser and your non dominant eye is corrected for close range tasks. Whilst still using both eyes together, monovision will allow you to see things clearly in the distance, favouring the dominant eye, whilst still being able to read the newspaper or a menu while out at a restaurant, with the non- dominant eye.  You may need some glasses if you want to do fine detailed work at a very close distance eg. cross stitch or reading a novel at close range in bed or if you want perfect distance binocular vision.

Monovision with either monofocal IOLs or toric monofocal IOLs

The main advantages of monovision are that using modern aspheric monofocal IOLs or toric IOLs usually gives good optical quality without halos, ghosting or glare. With monovision you can still wear glasses that correct both eyes for distance or both eyes for near vision and achieve good optical quality. Achieving monovision with monofocal IOLs or toric IOLs is less costly than using either multifocal, segmented asymmetric Oculentis IOL’s or any type of accommodating IOLs.