What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia occurs when the crystalline lens becomes inflexible and is often a precursor to cataracts. This condition is very common for men and women as they age, affected many over the age of 40. Presbyopia makes it difficult for patients to focus on objects that are near or far, causing them to need the assistance of glasses or “readers.”
There are several treatment options available for those who are struggling with presbyopia that don’t require the use of reading glasses. These options include:
- Contact lenses for distance vision in both eyes, using reading glasses only when necessary.
- Multifocal contact lenses.
- Monovision contact lenses.
- Monovision Lasik surgery.
- Monovision cataract or refractive lens exchange surgery.
Treating Presbyopia with Monovision?
Monovision is a method of treating presbyopia by providing both near and distance vision without the use of glasses. For many patients, it can take up to 12 weeks to adjust to this treatment. Monovision can be achieved using contact lenses or with corrective laser surgery.