Monovision LASIK. You’re sitting at the kitchen table with your morning coffee and newspaper. Nowadays it seems like you’re straining your eyes to focus on the print and holding the paper further and further away — in fact, your arms aren’t long enough. Sound familiar?
Around age 40, you begin to need reading glasses for up-close activities and you may even need bifocals or progressive lenses so you can see both distance and near objects with one pair of glasses. This loss of focus in near vision is called presbyopia and naturally occurs in your 40s or 50s. You can no longer read a book or magazine, see your cell phone or text, or see your watch clearly without reading glasses. Even activities like putting on makeup or shaving become difficult without reading glasses.
For years, you may have been told you’re not a candidate for LASIK because you wear reading glasses. Your eye doctor may even have told you that you’re not a LASIK candidate because you are farsighted or have presbyopia. This is a common misconception about LASIK — in fact, most people with farsightedness or who are presbyopic are good LASIK candidates.
Dr. Manger offers patients with these conditions a solution to their vision problems with “blended-monovision” LASIK. With this procedure, Dr. Manger can give you both distance and up-close vision so you no longer need reading glasses for most, if not all, up-close activities.
The best way to find out how “blended-monovision” LASIK will work for you is to come in for your complimentary LASIK exam. Our doctors are experts at helping patients choose the right monovision correction for their individual needs. They will actually be able to demonstrate “blended-monovision” so you can see for yourself how well it will work for you!
If you would like to get rid of those pesky reading glasses that you have all over your house, office, and car, call us today and ask about “blended-monovision” LASIK!