Even if you have never needed glasses before, turning 40 means reading glasses may soon be in your future. It’s a natural part of the aging process in which we begin to lose the ability to focus on nearby objects. If you’ve been stretching out your arms to read the newspaper, you know what we mean! This process is called presbyopia.
Presbyopia isn’t yet correctable through surgery, which means that even after you have a laser procedure you may still need reading glasses at some point in the future. However, correcting your eyesight to create “mono-vision” may help put off the inevitable.
How it Works
Mono-vision isn’t for everyone. It takes time to get used to the differences between the two eyes and reading glasses may still be necessary in the future. To be sure this procedure is right for you, we recommend trying mono-vision with contact lenses before your surgery.
What to Expect
If you decide to have your vision adjusted to mono-vision, you will typically be in the surgery suite for about 30 minutes. However, you will still be at the hospital for several hours.