Monovision Contact Lenses: What It Is and How It Works

Monovision lenses Monovision is a corrective measure that helps enhance vision. As we age our eyesight can begin to deteriorate, making seeing a little bit more difficult than before. While you can use devices such as glasses to enhance your vision, a much more convenient and efficient device is known as monovision lenses. Here is everything you need to know about monovision, what it is, and how it works.

What Is Monovision?

Monovision is a term that refers to a method of treatment for aging eye-related issues such as presbyopia. Those who suffer from this condition have trouble seeing anything that is close by or in front of them. Monovision contact lenses help to correct this issue and allow both eyes to work together and see objects that are close by. Monovision lenses are a great option for those who no longer want to rely on glasses.

How Does Monovision Work?

Monovision contact lenses work with the use of artificial lens implants known as intraocular lenses, which can be achieved through LASIK surgery, or another refractive surgery. This helps those who have one eye that has better vision capabilities than the other. Monovision contact lenses help balance the eyes out, providing better vision close and far.

What Is The Downside of Monovision?

After a few weeks after surgery, many individuals notice great results and much better vision. While this is the case, there is a chance that monovision reduces clarity and depth perception. For some people, this procedure may not provide enough clear vision to see things clearly at a distance. Many people who have vision problems can correct them with the use of glasses or regular contact lenses, so it is important to schedule a consultation with your doctor and see if this procedure is right for you.

Contact Us Today!

Dr. Sondheimer and our team of experienced healthcare professionals, located in Skokie, IL, are dedicated to helping you achieve better vision. We know how difficult life can be without your best vision, so we want to help you reclaim your best life. With state-of-the-art technology and equipment, we are committed to providing you with the best service, care, and results possible.

If you’re interested in monovision contact lenses or have any questions, give us a call at 847-677-2794 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us at for more information.

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