With monovision, one eye is set for distance vision while the other is set for near. Many contact lens wearers use a “monovision contact prescription” to avoid reading glasses. Most will set their dominant eye for distance and their non-dominant eye set for reading. While some people tolerate this imbalance well, other people hate monovision.  The disparity between their eyes makes them sick to their stomach and unsteady on their feet. The blur at distance ruins their depth perception for driving, and reading becomes a chore because one eye is doing all the work. With LASIK or cataract surgery we have the opportunity to change your eyes’ prescription. Some people choose to have monovision after surgery as they have tolerated it well in the past.

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


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