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BOTH FAR AND NEAR

Anyone affected by presbyopia (age-related difficulty with focusing on near objects) who already wears contact lenses may want to consider a treatment technique known as “monovision.” This term refers to correcting one eye for near vision and correcting the other eye for distance vision. Approximately three-quarters of the people who are fitted with contact lenses in this manner  are able to adapt successfully. Because distance vision usually involves the dominant eye (the one that is consistently used to look through a microscope or telescope, for instance), wearing a contact lens on the non-dominant eye to correct near vision and a contact lens on the dominant eye (if needed) to correct distance vision usually works. Monovision works because the brain learns to adapt to what each eye sees at whatever distance. We carry a variety of contact lenses, which can help correct presbyopia and other vision problems.