Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by kemccx, Jan 28, 2005.

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    kemccx Guest

    Question: if someone has monovision, does that take care of all vision
    requirements? Reading, driving, computer, etc. And, if there is any
    need for glasses, would both eyes be brought to the same result ?
    kemccx, Jan 28, 2005
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Just as a guess, I would think that people who need trifocals wouldn't
    find that monovision met all their needs. Different people are different,
    and what works well enough for one person isn't good enough for another.

    I have no idea about your second question.
    Dan Abel, Jan 28, 2005
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    drfrank21 Guest

    It really depends on your age and prescription requirements. Early
    presbyopic patients can usually do well with just the monovision cl's
    (many of my patients will actually have three pairs of cl's- a distance
    pair and the third pr would be the near rx).

    But for people requiring a higher reading add power there can be a
    with trying to get all three focusing ranges (distance, intermediate,
    and near)
    with just the monovision technique as there will be compromises. So it
    is not
    unusual to supplement this with some readers for small print for

    drfrank21, Jan 29, 2005
  4. I have had natural monovision most of my life, I'm now 52. My eyes were
    always corrected to the same level until about 2 years ago when my
    presbyopia became bad enough I could not not read normal text with my
    glasses on. I persuaded my optomotrist to prescribe monovision glasses
    which work very well for me. I need to take my glasses off for very
    close work but not for intermediate and distance. I can read normal text
    with the glasses.

    Without my glasses, I can see fine for distance and near but have
    problems with intermediate vision. Since I'm a computer type,
    intermediate vision is what I do mostly at work, therefore the monovision
    glasses are worn mostly for work. For nearly all other activities,
    including driving and reading, I don't need my glasses although switching
    back and forth repeatedly from near to distance may cause enough strain I
    put them on. I have reasonable depth perception, probably because I grew
    into tvision disparity gradually.

    Julia Haviland, Feb 2, 2005
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