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Monovision must be considered carefully
In monovision, the dominant eye is set for long-distance vision, and the other eye is optimized for short-distance vision for myopia of approx. -0.5 to -1.5 diopters. To avoid impairment of stereoscopic visions, the difference between both eyes should not be more than 1.5 diopters. Nevertheless, it can be better to wear some weak glasses for the slightly short-sighted eye during some activities, for example while driving.
Monovision is also called "Goetheblick" because Goethe was born with this special type of vision. If it is only created at a later stage in life with the onset of presbyopia, it is possible that the brain is no longer able to combine the different information from both eyes correctly. In this case, stereoscopic vision is impaired. About 60% of the patients can handle the difference between both eyes well in their daily life; 40% have problems handling it. Therefore, a test is usually performed before correcting the eyes for monovision; in it, monovision is simulated for a few hours by means of different contact lenses. If there are no signs of incompatibility during this test, the procedure can be performed with very good chances of success. However, if necessary, both eyes may be aligned with each other again by corrective surgery at a later time.
We can perform monovision by means of an innovative, minimally invasive laser treatment. Alternatively, monovision can also be achieved by placing lenses in the eye. Only after a preliminary examination, it can be decided whether monovision is an option for you. You can read more about the topic of laser eye surgery in the chapter on ReLEx® smile.