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When you have LASIK, you and your doctor may decide to leave one eye slightly nearsighted. This is called monovision and may allow you to maintain your ability to read without glasses after you begin to experience presbyopia (the need for reading glasses as you get older). Your other eye will be fully treated for distance vision.


Who Is a Candidate for Monovision LASIK?

If Monovision LASIK is used to achieve better near vision, you have to give up some sharpness in your distance vision. Monovision is very helpful for intermediate vision tasks such as working on a computer, scanning a menu or article, but not for reading fine print up close.

The goal of monovision is to reduce your dependency on glasses, however, they may still be required for certain activities, such as reading up close and driving at night.

During your vision correction consultation, you and your eye doctor will decide which choice is best for you.