More than 100 eye doctors or their familes have chosen the doctors at The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute to perform their vision correction surgery.
Monovision LASIK & PRK
Using the Laser to Improve Both Near and Distance Vision
Around their early to mid-40s, all adults will start to experience difficulties with their near vision. Even those with perfect vision their entire lives will notice a change in their reading vision. This is due to a natural aging of the lens called presbyopia.
Until recently, the only way to correct presbyopia was with glasses or contacts: reading glasses, bifocal glasses or “Monovision” contact lenses—lenses that correct one eye for distance vision, and one eye for near vision.
At Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, Vision Correction Specialist Dr. Robert Maloney or Dr. Neda Shamie offer surgical solutions to presbyopia that can free you completely from the need for glasses or contacts. Monovision laser eye surgery is one of these solutions.
Frequently Asked Monovision LASIK & PRK Questions
- Monovision - What is it?
- How do I know if I'll like Monovision?
- Monovision - Is the procedure reversible
- Monovision - My vision is great, why do I need glasses
- Monovision - Will I still need reading glasses
- Monovision - Will it make me feel dizzy
- Monovision - DMV Testing with Monovision
MSVI LASIK Results
William Shatner discusses his Monovision LASIK.
"When I went in to see Dr. Maloney I had decided to have just the distance correction. I had been using contacts to have one eye for reading and one eye for distance, but I was a little apprehensive about doing that.
"But when I spoke with Dr. Maloney, and used the lenses so I could see more permanently what it would be like, I realized that the best way for me was to go with one eye for distance and one eye for reading.
"The operation was absolutely painless. It was a very thorough pre-examination, and there was absolutely nothing to the corrective surgery.
"I am very happy that I did the operation and delighted that I did it with Dr. Maloney."William Shatner, Actor
Schedule a FREE LASIK Consultation today! Find out if you are a candidate by calling or emailing today!
How Monovision Laser Eye Surgery Works
Monovision laser surgery corrects one eye for distance vision and one eye for near vision. In Monovision, the distance eye will do most of the work when looking at objects in the distance such as when driving or watching TV, and the near vision eye will do most of the work when looking at close objects like a computer screen or a book. Yet, your brain selects the correct eye automatically and seamlessly switches between the two.
Monovision correction is very similar to stereo surround sound. Audio is transmitted in right and left channels and heard through respective ears yet you do not notice the separation. You hear one unified audio stream without thinking about which ear to use.
To determine if you will be comfortable with Monovision correction, Dr. Maloney or Dr. Shamie will simulate the procedure in-office with a special pair of spectacle lenses. Most patients will know immediately if they can adapt to the procedure. If you require more time, trial contact lenses can also be used. Patients will simulate the Monovision for a few days with these lenses until they are confident in their decision.
Patients who do not adapt well to the Monovision trial can still consider laser vision correction to correct distance vision in both eyes. If you are under the age of 45, reading glasses usually are not necessary after the procedure.
If you are over 45 and do not wish to have Monovision LASIK, you will most likely require reading glasses after your LASIK surgery. For patients over 45 who wish to have both their far and distance vision corrected without Monovision or using reading glasses, a possible option to explore in order to effectively manage their presbyopia is Lens Replacement Surgery.
Based on your lifestyle, activities and interests, Dr. Maloney or Dr. Shamie and our staff can help determine what form of vision correction will best reach your vision goals.
Schedule a FREE LASIK Consultation today! Find out if you are a candidate by calling or emailing today.
You don’t have to “adjust” to wearing reading glasses just to see things that are close to you. With Monovision LASIK, Dr. Maloney or Dr. Shamie can give you crisp, clear vision for both distance and reading—without glasses or contacts.
Come in and see if you are a candidate for Monovision LASIK. We would love to have you be one of our thousands of happy, glasses-free patients.