What Are The Differences Between Laser Blended Vision And Monovision Contact Lenses?

Mr Glenn Carp – “Monovision contact lenses allow the patient’s distance and near vision but in a very specific focal point.  The distance eye in other words is very good for distance and near eye is very good for near but there is a huge gap in the vision in the intermediate zones.  In Laser Blended Vision, we are able to increase the depth of field on the cornea and therefore the distance eye becomes good for distance and intermediate and the near eye is good for near and the intermediate zone.  So we tend not to get a gap in the vision across the spectrum of vision.  As a result of this in monovision only 60% of people will tolerate a monovision set-up and that is over a period of months.  Whereas in contrast in Laser Blended Vision 98% people will tolerate having a difference in the eyes.”

Differences Between Laser Blended Vision And Monovision 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 discusses the differences between Laser Blended Vision and monovision contact lenses.

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