There are different surgical techniques to address one’s near difficulties with the need for reading glasses. Traditional surgery with laser vision correction with LASIK with monovision. With monovision, the patients dominant eye is made for distance and the non dominant eye made for reading by leaving some prescription to make one nearsightedness. A newer procedure is called Corneal inlays to correct vision. With Inlays a contact type lens is put under a LASIK flap thus acting like a magnifier to read. The advantages of corneal inlays is that one can still see distance in the inlay eye for reading unlike the monovision eye with LASIK which sees blurry for distance. Thus corneal inlays gives one better depth perception with binocular vision unlike monovision LASIK with a monocular.
The Comparision of Distance & Near Vision Results with Corneal Inlays vs. Monovision LASIK
About the Author: Dr. Columbus
Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.