LASIK Refractive Surgery
LASIK is a type of refractive surgery for your eyes that can alter and improve the way light passes through your cornea, thus better focussing the light that enters the eye onto the retina, giving you a sharper image. It is suitable for correcting vision for both near and far distances. The LASIK surgery involves adjusting the shape of your cornea with a laser to achieve better-focusing ability.
For monovision LASIK surgery, the surgeon cuts into the cornea such that your non-dominant eye will be able to better focus on near objects. The dominant eye is then adjusted to see far away.
Lasik surgery for monovision has many considerations, such as your current lifestyle, work habits and requirements, and the expectation to maintain a stable quality of life after changes in your eyes. The rate of change in your vision or progress of the magnitude of your prescription is also a consideration. Be sure to thoroughly discuss this issue with your eye specialist or doctor before undergoing LASIK surgery. If you’re a craftsman that requires detailed work up close with your hands or are in a profession that requires much reading, this may not be a suitable solution for you.
Contact lenses for monovision are a good option for trying out how monovision will impact your life before undergoing corrective refractive surgery. Consult closely with your eye specialist or eye doctor. Close observation and detailed feedback will help the eye specialist or doctor to make an informed decision on the suitability of LASIK for your needs.