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Monovision LASIK Surgery at Buena Vista Laser Center

What is Monovision LASIK Surgery?

Monovision LASIK surgery is an innovative laser vision correction method designed for patients who wish to reduce their dependence on glasses or contacts, especially as they age and begin to experience presbyopia. This procedure involves adjusting one eye, typically the dominant eye, for distance vision and the other eye for near tasks, creating a balance that allows the patient to see clearly at different distances without the need for reading glasses or distance glasses.

PRK vs. LASIK: What Sets Them Apart?

While both PRK and LASIK surgeries aim to correct vision, their approaches differ. PRK involves the gentle removal of the corneal epithelium, followed by the use of an excimer laser to reshape the cornea. This method eliminates the need for a corneal flap, contributing to a lower risk of complications for certain patients. On the other hand, LASIK involves creating a flap in the cornea before reshaping it. At our surgery center, we assess each patient’s specific needs to recommend the best course of action.

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Benefits of Monovision LASIK

Monovision LASIK offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved distance vision: By setting the dominant eye for distance, patients often experience significantly improved vision for far away objects.
  • Flexibility with near tasks: The other eye is set to focus on closer objects, making it easier to read or perform other near tasks without additional eyewear.

Decreased reliance on corrective lenses: Many patients find that they can forego contact lenses and glasses for most activities, enjoying a newfound freedom in their daily lives.

Ideal Candidates for Monovision LASIK

To determine if you are a candidate for monovision LASIK, a comprehensive evaluation is necessary. Ideal candidates typically:

  • Have stable vision with a prescription within the treatable range.
  • Are over 40 years old and experiencing difficulty with near vision due to age.
  • Are not suitable for or interested in refractive lens exchange.
  • Have healthy eyes with no significant eye diseases.

A monovision trial with contact lenses might be suggested to simulate the effects of monovision LASIK before the actual surgery. This helps patients adapt to seeing one eye for distance and the other for near vision.

The Procedure: What to Expect

Monovision LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that uses advanced laser technology to reshape the cornea and correct vision. The process is quick, with most surgeries completed in under 30 minutes, and involves minimal discomfort. Recovery times are typically short, and many patients return to their normal activities within a day or two, noticing immediate improvements in their vision.

Why Choose Buena Vista Laser Center?

Choosing the right center for your LASIK surgery is crucial. Buena Vista Laser Center offers:

By focusing on individualized treatment plans and utilizing the latest advancements in laser technology, Buena Vista Laser Center remains a top choice for patients seeking effective solutions for their vision correction needs.

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If you are tired of juggling between glasses or contacts and are looking for a long-term solution to correct your distance and near vision, monovision LASIK at Buena Vista Laser Center might be the right option for you. To learn more and to see if you are a candidate for this life-changing procedure, contact us for a consultation and follow us on social media to begin your journey towards clearer, more independent vision.