How Does Monovision Correction Work?
In monovision correction, one eye is corrected to see near objects, while the other eye is corrected to see distant objects through the use of a clear lens replacement, which replaces the eye’s natural lens with an artificial one. While this might sound a bit confusing at first, there is a minor adjustment period while the brain learns to sort out the visual system.
In a week to 10 days, many people who receive monovision correction can see objects that are both near and distant without any trouble. Monovision replacement does compromise depth-perception, however, along with some other small compromises in your visual clarity, so the procedure is not always recommended for individuals with extremely precise or sensitive visual needs.
The procedure is quite straightforward, and is performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthetic. You’ll be able to return home as soon as the procedure is done, which only takes between five and seven minutes (per eye), and doesn’t involve any pain.
Precision monovision can be achieved using advanced Light-Adjustable Lens, a new technology that allows the use of a light delivery device to re-shape the lens while it’s inside the eye and adjust the power of the lens as needed. This lens is placed like regular lenses, but can be changed if there are issues.