What Are The Differences Between Laser Blended Vision And Monovision Contact Lenses?
Mr Glenn Carp – “In monovision one eye is focused mainly for distance and the other one is focused more for near. With contact lenses we get a very fixed focal plane, so while the distance eye is good for distance and the near eye is good for near, there is often a gap in the middle range in the intermediate vision. In Laser Blended Vision in the same way the distance eye is focused for distance and the near is for near but they are both given a depth of field increase allowing them both to work in the intermediate zone as well. This presents a situation whereby it is far better tolerated for the patient.”
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 describes the differences between Laser Blended Vision and monovision contact lenses.