FYI share. I am a contact wearer but starting to require reading glasses for fine print. So sunglasses, reading glasses, switching around was pissing me off. Today I had an eye appt at a new eye doc (that I loved) and she suggested a monovision fitting which means one eye/the dominant was fitted with the usual RX and the non dominant eye is your reading RX. I'm only a couple of hours in to this but kind of awesome so far. Anyone have any long wear experience with this? Pardon me if this is common but it was news to me. I hope it works long term.
My mom did this years ago with her contacts, before her distance improved. Now she just had her cataracts done like this and like you is loving it. If it works for you, keep right on loving it!! I am sort of lucky that after my Lasix years ago I am slightly near-sighted again, so no readers yet. Distance glasses for night driving, I can handle - after 25 years in glasses/contacts, going over 10 without is NICE!
Yep, I switched to mono vision awhile ago......maybe 8 years? I'm severely nearsighted, -10, so my farsightedness took a little later to show up. My optometrist is really good at getting it right, but I moved and she is 2500 miles away.
At the beginning, when my eyes got tired my brain would get confused. My mono vision lenses also screws up a bit with my target shooting, but I've figured out a way to work around it.
Post by Mrs.Rad888 on Jun 15, 2016 20:35:23 GMT -5
I don't need to wear readers yet, unless I'm wearing my contacts. My contacts correct for distance, and until recently, that correction didn't affect my close-up vision too much. However, for the last few years, if I have my contacts in, I can't read for shit. My last eye appointment, I talked to the optometrist about bi-focal contacts, and ended up doing something like mono-vision correction, but with one contact for just distance, and one contact with bi-focal correction.
I have been in mono vision lenses for about 15 years now. I my presbyopia started early before I was 40 I found it took about 2 weeks at first and as my prescription got stronger it would take a few days to adjust But now I can go between contacts and readers easily I love the freedom contact lenses give me!