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Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Monovision LASIK?

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Monovision LASIK is an increasingly popular technique for correcting one eye for distance vision and the other for near vision. If you are just learning about this type of laser eye surgery, be sure to check out our Monovision LASIK Guide first.

Now, if you have researched Monovision LASIK and are considering whether it is right for you, let’s talk about what could make you a great candidate—and what factors might indicate that this is not the best vision correction option for you.

Do You Have Presbyopia?

If you have presbyopia—a condition that refers to the loss of flexibility in the eye’s lens over time—you may be a candidate for Monovision LASIK. Patients with presbyopia are typically around the age of 40 and have started to use reading glasses to see tiny print.

Other factors that might make you a good candidate include:

  • Being in good general health
  • Not being pregnant or nursing
  • Being over the age of 40 with difficulty seeing up close
  • Already wearing contact lenses or glasses for vision correction

Does Your Vision Strongly Impact Your Career?

Monovision LASIK requires a significant adjustment period as both eyes learn to work together. You may experience some vision imbalance, which can cause dizziness, as well as reduced depth perception. If you are in a career in which you rely on clear vision—such as being a professional athlete, a truck driver, a carpenter, or a surgeon—this type of vision correction is likely not the best for you.

Are You a Candidate for Monovision LASIK?

The best way to find out is to request a consultation with our team. By learning more about your general health, your current vision prescription, and any existing eye conditions, we can help determine whether Monovision LASIK is a good fit for you.

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