Monovision is a treatment often prescribed for people age 40 and older who are affected by presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs when, as part of the natural aging process, the eye’s crystalline lens loses its ability to bring close objects into clear focus.

With the monovision treatment, you wear a contact lens for near or intermediate vision on one eye and, if needed, a lens for distance vision on the other eye. This allows you to see clearly at a multitude of different distances.

For successful monovision treatment, talk to your doctor of optometry about your occupation and which tasks are especially important for you to be able to see clearly.

Alternative treatments for presbyopia include a combination of contact lenses and reading glasses, or your doctor may prescribe bifocal contact lenses.

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