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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. While still using both eyes together, blended vision will allow you to see things clearly in the distance, favouring the dominant eye, moreover, you will be 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 for instance 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

Monovision is where one eye can see clearly in the distance and the other eye is intentionally made short-sighted so that it has either near reading vision (full monovision) or intermediate (arms-length) distance vision (limited monovision). It is a good option for those who have successfully practiced monovision with contact lenses and are happy with it. If you have higher amounts of astigmatism, then monovision can be achieved using toric IOLs that correct astigmatism.

I only use monovision with monofocal IOLs in patients who have practiced monovision with either contact lenses, following laser refractive surgery (LASIK, SMILE or PRK) or have had it naturally and want to continue with the same.