MONOVISION

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Sandy, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Guest

    For the past 2 years, I have been wearing contacts using monovision
    correction. Both distance and near vision are blurry. I have had 2 exams
    in the past six months and had the power in both contacts increased, which
    still did not help with the blurriness. My eye doc said this will improve
    over time as my eyes get used to the monovision correction. Well, it's been
    2 years and my vision with my contacts in is still not any clearer. I did
    try bifocal contacts, but they seemed worse than the monovision correction
    with my right eye being used for distance and my left eye for near vision.
    Is there another type of disposable lens that might work better for me? I
    really hate wearing glasses and love the freedom that contacts gives me, but
    I work in an office doing lots of paperwork and need clearer close up
    vision.

    Sandy
     
    Sandy, Nov 23, 2003
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  2. Sandy

    The Real Bev Guest

    How bad is your astigmatism?
     
    The Real Bev, Nov 23, 2003
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  3. Sandy

    Sandy Guest

    My eye doctor has never mentioned that I have any astigmatism at all.

    Sandy
     
    Sandy, Nov 23, 2003
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  4. Sandy

    Jan Guest

    If you want clear vision in the distance or clear vision nearby, you have to
    wear on both eyes the lenses for distance viewing or the nearby distance
    lenses.
    Why?
    Because monovision simple said gives the brains two images, one blurred and
    one sharp, which are placed on top of each other so to say.
    Your brains choose which image is to be used but the brains can not exclude
    the other image totally.
    If you wear a monovision system, you easily can check this.
    Look at a subject far away with both eyes open and notice the (little)
    disturbance.
    Then cover by hand the eye with the reading contactlens and see what
    happens, your vision is less disturbed by not receiving the blurred image in
    the brains.
    If, however the vision at long-distance is still blurred in the test, then
    you might have other problems which could be explained with more information
    from your side.

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)

    PS, you are not LASIK Disaster Sandy ?
     
    Jan, Nov 23, 2003
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  5. Sandy

    Sandy Guest

    Jan,
    I covered my eye that i use a contact in for distance, which is +1.00, and
    could read clearly with the near vision/reading eye, which the contact is
    +3.25. When I covered the eye with the contact in for near/reading vision,
    I could see distance clearly. I put the near/reading contact prescription
    (the +3.50) in both eyes and could read with no blurring at all, but of
    course could not see distance well at all. I hope you can make sense of
    what I am saying. I was wondering if a progressive or multifocal contact
    lens might work better for me than the monovision correction.

    Sandy
     
    Sandy, Nov 24, 2003
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  6. Sandy

    Jan Guest

    You already stated that bifocal contactlenses are worse when comparing to
    the monovisionsystem so I might think the monovision suits you best.
    You might consider wearing glasses when driving with a compensating minus
    power for the contactlens with the reading power to bring it back to
    distance power and the other lens in the frame with power zero.
    Then you see sharp with both eyes at distance which drives more comfortable.
    After driving the car you take of the glasses.
    The same you can do to get comfortable reading situations for a longer time
    (reading a book i.e) by compensating the distance contactlens to reading
    power with the use of a plus lens in the frame and the other lens with power
    zero.
    Monovision is successful in 90% of the fittings and bifocal or multifocal in
    about 70% of the fittings.(at least in my practice and after discussing the
    possibilities first)
    You have to accept in both type of contactlens-fittings some discomfort in
    vision and if you do not want to accept this you have to wear
    multifocal/trifocal/bifocal glasses when you want a better comfort in vision
    the whole day (generally speaking)

    Maybe this answers helps,

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
     
    Jan, Nov 24, 2003
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  7. Sandy

    Comcast Guest

    I got Boston RGP Multifocals 4 or 5 weeks ago and they're working pretty
    well. Being an aging baby boomer, the close up vision has gotten worse. My
    distant vision is not very bad so that was not really a problem. I tried
    having Walgreens readers positioned everywhere I would need them but after
    using them, I never left them where I found them and it seemed I never could
    find them when I needed them. Nothing worse than getting stuck in the
    bathroom library and only being able to look at pictures because I couldn't
    read the print. I went through 3 sets of lenses to before I got something
    acceptable. They moved around a whole lot in the begining but the more I
    wore them the more they settled down. Pretty uncomfortable at first but I've
    gotten very used to them and at times have been able forget I'm wearing
    them. I've worn them for as long as 14 hours. You might think about giving
    them a try. They worked for me.
     
    Comcast, Nov 24, 2003
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  8. Sandy

    Sandy Guest

    Thanks for your response to my question. I am going to make another
    appointment with my eye doc soon and am going to discuss the possibility of
    trying the RGP Multifocals.

    Sandy
     
    Sandy, Nov 24, 2003
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  9. Sandy

    Comcast Guest

    hope it works out for you.


     
    Comcast, Nov 24, 2003
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