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hhowar 02-28-2013 06:50 AM

Pros and cons of Monovision
I currently wear glasses for distance and seldom need reading glasses. The Dr. said if he does both eyes for distance, I will need reading glasses so he suggests doing one eye for distance and one for close up. It seems like this would be hard to adjust to. Has anyone had this done and would you recommend it?

senior41 03-02-2013 09:31 AM

Re: Pros and cons of Monovision
hhowar, I had an IOL for distance implanted in my left eye on 01/24/2013 and my right eye is scheduled for 03/07/2013, also an IOL for distance. I am pleased with the result on my left eye as prior to the surgery I was quite nearsighted; I am now 20/20 in my left eye. I had the left lens removed from my eyeglasses and will continue wearing glasses with only the right lens until my right eye surgery. I did go without glasses for a couple of days which simulates having one distance IOL and one near vision IOL. I would suggest you remove a lens from an old pair of eyelgasses and wear them for a few days; your vision will be what you can expect from having one distance IOL andf one near vision IOL. You may want to discuss multi-focal lens implants with your doctor. senior41 03/02/2013

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