About Our Monovision Treatment in Las Vegas, NV
One of our most common services at Siems LASIK & Eye Centers is our monovision treatment in Las Vegas, NV. Patients aged 40 and older who wear bifocals or reading glasses may wish to consider it. Monovision LASIK surgery corrects one eye for distance and the other for nearness, reducing or eliminating the need for patients with presbyopia to rely on glasses or contacts. After the surgery, they retain both near and far vision.
Accommodation, or the ability to focus on objects at different distances, changes with age. The eyes’ lenses lose their flexibility and begin to harden as a part of the process called presbyopia, making accommodation more difficult. People with presbyopia symptoms often need bifocals or a pair of glasses each to see near and to see far. Because LASIK reshapes the cornea—which doesn’t affect the lens—it doesn’t treat presbyopia. Ergo, patients who undergo conventional LASIK may still need glasses afterward.
The Monovision LASIK Presbyopia Procedure
Monovision LASIK preserves near and distance vision so that patients no longer need corrective eyewear. The procedure optimizes one eye for distance sight and the other eye for near sight. With practice, patients adjust their vision to accommodate between distances. Where necessary, we offer LASIK alternatives as well. Before any LASIK procedure, the patient must stop wearing:
- Soft Contact Lenses for 3-4 days
- Toric Soft Lenses for 7+ days
- Hard Contact Lenses for 2-3 weeks