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Monovision

The loss of ability to read small print, which begins after age 40 is the result of a progressive loss of flexibility of the lens within the eye. This condition is known as presbyopia.

Presbyopic people who desire the ability to see both at distance and near without correction often elect monovision. This method represents a compromise which requires some adaptation, but allows more glasses independence. Essentially the dominant eye is corrected for distance, while the fellow eye sees better up close. Many love this blended vision, but it may take a little adjustment. Most of the time you will be able to perform your daily tasks without glasses, however, glasses may be needed for extremes of vision, both distance and near.