Can I wear one contact lens for reading?

For most people the answer is yes! Lenses like the Purevision Multifocal and the Air Optix Multifocal offer great vision in a very healthy lens material. And here’s another suggestion: some patients who naturally have good distance vision use just one contact lens for near vision.

Can you have one contact lens for reading and one for distance?

This is called monovision, and it means using a lens for up-close vision in one eye while having one for distance vision in the other. Many people with presbyopia utilize this type of eyewear, and if this is you, and you only have vision loss symptoms in one eye, there’s no need to get an extra contact lens.

What are the disadvantages of monovision?

Disadvantages of Monovision They include some decrease in overall distance vision, difficulty in seeing clearly at an intermediate distance (such as your computer screen), some loss of depth perception, and even some suppression of vision out of the blurry eye. In addition, driving is compromised, especially at night.

Is monovision a good idea?

While Monovision is not a “perfect” solution to presbyopia, for carefully selected patients, it is well tolerated and very satisfactory over 85% of the time. Most patients who choose Monovision are satisfied with both near and far vision without glasses.

Does monovision cause lazy eye?

The majority of our patients developed strabismus after 2 years of monovision, telling us that while a trial of monovision with a contact lens prior to surgery may suggest that the patient could tolerate monovision, it is not a guarantee.

What is better monovision or bifocal contact?

A study of presbyopic contact lens corrections by Arthur Back in 1992 concluded that monovision provided superior visual performance. In 2006, Rajagopalan concluded visual performance with multifocal correction was superior to monovision.

Who is good candidate for monovision?

You may be a good candidate for IOL monovision if you: Desire high-quality vision at all ranges (near, distance and intermediate) without glasses or contact lenses. Cannot wear or don’t like bifocals. Cannot wear or don’t like contact lenses.

Can you wear reading glasses with monovision contacts?

The brand of lenses you are currently wearing can often be used to fit you with monovision. Your dominant eye is determined. Then the non-dominant eye prescription is adjusted to compensate to make it a reading contact lens. So once fitted you have one eye for distance and the other for reading.

Will my brain adjust to monovision?

Monovision reduces or eliminates the need for two pairs of glasses by allowing your eyes to adjust to both close-up and distance vision with the help of contacts. In most patients, the brain adapts to monovision easily.

How do you adapt to monovision contact lenses?

Give yourself a few weeks to adjust to your new vision correction. Try wearing glasses to help correct intermediate or close-up vision if necessary. Wear monofocal contacts before you decide on a permanent correction. Talk to your doctor if you notice blurriness or have trouble with depth perception.

Can you wear contact lenses just for reading?

You may enjoy contact lenses for reading only if, for whatever reason, you are required to look close up (and only close up) for prolonged periods of time. If you are happier performing this activity with contact lenses then reading glasses, then, by all means, go for it.

Do you prefer contact lenses or glasses and why?

The answer relies on what you do every day, your personal preferences, and your comfort with risk. If you are an active person or you hope to be one, you may prefer contact lenses over glasses. Contacts may also be a good choice for you if you just do not like the way glasses alter your appearance.

Are there contact lenses that replace reading glasses?

Are there contact lenses that replace reading glasses? Contact Lenses. A lot of patients ask if they can get contacts that would let them get rid of their reading glasses. For most people the answer is yes! Lenses like the Purevision Multifocal and the Air Optix Multifocal offer great vision in a very healthy lens material. And here’s another

Can people see better with contact lenses than with glasses?

There is a whole discussion going on here, about why you might see better with contact lenses than you do with glasses. Short answer, if you have high myopia, and don’t have any problems with dry eyes, contact lenses might be for you.