I Have Tried Monovision Contacts; Does Laser Blended Vision Have The Same Effects?
Mr Glenn Carp – “Laser Blended Vision is a superior approach to conventional monovision. In monovision only 60% of people given enough time, six months for example, will eventually tolerate having a difference in the eyes and the reason for this is quite simple. The focal points in monovision are very, very small. In other words the distance eye is only good for distance and the near eye only good for near. There is a gap between the two and that often leaves the patient feeling very uncomfortable. In blended vision we are able to increase the depth of field for each eye respectively to give the distance side distance vision and intermediate and the near eye near and intermediate, so that there is no gap between the eyes and therefore it is much better tolerated. 98% of people will tolerate blended vision over a six month period in comparison to the 60% that will only tolerate monovision.”
Monovision Contacts And Laser Blended Vision Explained Further…
Laser Blended Vision is not to be confused with traditional monovision – a practice in which the contact lenses are set with one eye for near and one eye for distance. The difference with the Laser Blended Vision technique is that the Laser Blended Vision near eye sees much better at distance than the near eye set with traditional monovision, similarly the Laser Blended Vision distance eye sees more up close than the distance eye with traditional monovision. Because Laser Blended Vision is milder than monovision, far more people are able to adapt to it than to monovision. Approximately 95% of people are candidates for Laser Blended Vision as compared to about 50% for traditional monovision.
Mr Glenn Carp explains the differences between Laser Blended Vision and monovision contacts.