Monovision

The need for reading glasses as you get older is called presbyopia. When you have LASIK or PRK, you and your doctor may decide to leave one eye slightly nearsighted; this is monovision.

Generally, monovision is chosen by people who have already experienced monovision correction with contact lenses. Monovision reduces your dependence on glasses for near-tasks such as reading music, scanning a menu or article, or viewing the computer screen but may not work as well for reading fine print or reading for a prolonged period of time.