What is the difference in monovision and intraocular lens implants?
Monovision is a situation where a patient has one eye corrected for distance and the other eye for near. This may be done using contact lenses, LASIK, or cataract surgery. Not all individuals are capable of adjusting to monovision because it requires the brain to comfortably change as one transitions from their distance image with one eye then to the near image with the other eye. The AcrySof® ReSTOR® and Crystalens® are “Premium Interocular Lens Implants” that restore a full range functional vision in both eyes. Specifically, each eye is able to see up close, far away, and all distances in between.