PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is similar to monovision. It offers the opportunity to achieve freedom from glasses by combining the simplicity and accuracy of Laser Vision Correction with the benefits of increased depth of field. The dominant eye is corrected for distance vision, and the non-dominant eye is corrected to be slightly nearsighted for near vision. Both eyes are treated to ensure the best possible balance of vision.
What Are the Symptoms of Presbyopia?
You may experience eye fatigue when reading in poor light or at the end of the day, have trouble changing your focus from distance to near, or need to constantly change the position of reading materials to find the right focus. This loss of elasticity in the eye’s natural lens becomes evident when near vision starts to get blurry somewhere between the ages of 40 to 50. Nobody is immune from this age-related loss of accommodation, and unchecked certainly means wearing reading glasses, bifocals or progressives.
What are my options to restore reading vision – presbyopia?
Presbyopia affects everyone over 40, whether you have had perfect vision all your life or have undergone laser eye surgery to achieve your best possible distance vision. At the Herzig Eye Institute there are a number of options to correct presbyopia including SMILE, LASIK and PRK with monovision, RLE with monovision, and multifocal intraocular lenses. We consult with each patient to determine the best option for them.
“Monovision” is a vision correction strategy that will be offered to anyone aged 40 and over, regardless of the type of refractive surgery recommended. The dominant eye, whether right or left, is corrected for best distance vision –20/20 or as near as possible. The other eye is treated to be mildly near-sighted. This arrangement allows for relative freedom from glasses, for distance or reading.
Monovision means one eye is fully corrected for distance while the non-dominant eye is left a little under-corrected to see things up close. The brain integrates the visual information from both eyes and adjusts either immediately or within a few weeks to having each eye focus at a different distance. Most people tolerate this very well and can function most of the time without glasses. Monovision can be achieved with all of our High Definition Vision® solutions.