Monovision LASIK in Denver, Colorado
The Denver Monovision LASIK surgeons at 20/20 Institute know the difficulties caused by diminished near vision. We also understand that traditional LASIK is only suitable for some individuals. At our three Denver-area offices, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of laser vision correction options, enabling us to personalize each treatment and ensure the best solution is provided for our patients. During your FREE LASIK consultation, we will carefully evaluate your vision concerns to help you determine which option will best suit your needs.
If you are considering vision correction surgery in Denver, call 20/20 Institute at 303-202-0669 today to schedule your comprehensive LASIK consultation. We maintain offices in Downtown Denver, Englewood, and Westminster, and welcome patients from all areas of Colorado.
What Is Monovision LASIK?
Monovision LASIK is a procedure in which each eye is adjusted for different visual distances. It is particularly beneficial for individuals over 40 who are experiencing presbyopia—an unavoidable, age-related condition marked by a gradual decrease in the ability to see objects up close. Monovision LASIK addresses this issue exclusively to help reduce dependency on reading glasses, offering a practical solution for people experiencing age-related vision loss.
In a typical Monovision LASIK procedure, the dominant eye is corrected for distance vision, while the non-dominant eye is adjusted for near vision. This method allows the brain to adapt to the difference in perception between both eyes, creating a balanced and blended visual experience. The result is a more natural range of vision, with an improved ability to see both far away and close-up objects without the constant need for progressive lenses or using different types of glasses.
Think about being able to read a book, send a text, or perform close-up tasks like sewing without having to first reach for your glasses. This is the hope offered by Monovision LASIK at our Metro Denver offices. While it may not free you from all types of prescription eyewear, it can significantly reduce your dependency on reading glasses, restoring vision lost to the aging process and helping to reduce the inconvenience of having to keep track of glasses that are only sometimes needed.
At Denver’s 20/20 Institute, our focus is on providing the safest and most effective Monovision LASIK treatments. With our state-of-the-art technology and team of experienced Denver eye surgeons, we take every care to ensure each patient receives the personalized experience they deserve. Our doctors look forward to the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you determine which type of LASIK will be best for your needs.
What Are the Limitations of Monovision LASIK?
While Monovision LASIK is effective for many, it’s not universally suitable. Some individuals may find adapting to the new vision balance challenging, particularly in terms of depth perception and visual acuity. This is because the brain has to adjust to processing two different types of visual information simultaneously. However, if you have worn monovision contact lenses, the transition will most likely be seamless.
Those with refractive errors, such as hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism, or who engage in activities requiring precise depth perception, might find Monovision LASIK less ideal. A trial with contact lenses mimicking the Monovision effect may be recommended before the procedure to help assess how well you can adapt to this visual change. During your free LASIK consultation, we can discuss additional testing or trial periods that may be necessary to determine your candidacy for the procedure.
The limitations of Monovision LASIK extend to its potential impact on visual sharpness and contrast sensitivity. Some individuals may notice a slight decline in the clarity of their vision, especially in low-light conditions or when performing tasks requiring acute vision, like driving at night. The brain’s ability to adapt varies from person to person, and not everyone will find the adjustment comfortable or effective. We are meticulous in our LASIK candidacy screening to identify potential issues and ensure that Monovision LASIK aligns with the patient’s lifestyle and visual needs. If it is not the right option, several LASIK alternatives may be more appropriate.
Will Monovision LASIK Give Me 20/20 Vision?
Monovision LASIK aims to improve overall vision but does not guarantee 20/20 vision for all patients. The success of achieving 20/20 vision depends on individual factors such as the degree of presbyopia and the eye’s response to the surgery. The vast majority of Monovision patients achieve 20/20 vision for distance, but the primary goal is to reduce dependence on reading glasses and enhance both near and distance vision. It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that perfect vision may still require corrective lenses for certain tasks.
20/20 Institute’s exclusive 20/20 or It’s Free LASIK Guarantee* applies to Monovision LASIK results. The objective will be 20/20 vision for distance for your dominant eye while the non-dominant eye is targeted for clear near vision. We are committed to providing honest and upfront information about our results and what you can realistically expect from different vision correction options. Please bring any questions you may have to your initial consultation to help ensure you feel confident and comfortable in your decision.
Monovision LASIK vs. Distance LASIK
At 20/20 Institute, all of our Custom LASIK procedures are entirely bladeless. This helps improve patient comfort, safeguard against complications, and improve visual outcomes. It also helps make the procedure more suitable for a larger number of people. It is still not the best solution for every need.
Monovision LASIK and distance LASIK are distinct in their approach and objectives. Distance LASIK reshapes the cornea to correct general vision issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism for distance vision. Patients who are under 40 years of age should be able to see at all distances with this type of LASIK. For patients over 40-45 years of age, in addition to correcting for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, Monovision LASIK specifically targets the effects of presbyopia and is a specialized solution for age-related vision changes.
How Can I Learn Which LASIK Option Is Best for Me?
To determine the most suitable LASIK option, the Denver Monovision LASIK surgeons at 20/20 Institute conduct a comprehensive evaluation, which may include:
- Detailed Eye Examination: An eye examination allows us to evaluate your overall eye health and identify any conditions that might affect LASIK candidacy.
- Corneal Mapping. Using advanced technology to assess the cornea’s shape and thickness allows for optimal customization of the LASIK procedure.
- Vision and Refraction Assessment. This allows us to precisely measure the degree of vision correction needed.
- Lifestyle Evaluation. Understanding your daily activities and visual requirements helps us to tailor the LASIK option to your needs.
- Monovision Simulation. For those considering Monovision LASIK, a simulation using special lenses or contact lenses may be performed to assess adaptability.
Choosing the right surgeon is essential for the most reliable Monovision LASIK results. Your surgeon’s experience and expertise will significantly influence the success of the procedure. Our eye surgeons have extensive experience and a patient-first approach, allowing us to provide personalized recommendations based on the most effective assessments. We will do everything necessary to ensure the laser vision correction surgery you are provided aligns with your specific needs and lifestyle.
The 20/20 Institute Difference
A quick search for “Monovision LASIK in Denver” will turn up very few useful results. Many corporate LASIK providers tend to gloss over the topic. At 20/20 Institute, we are uncompromising in our dedication to providing every individual with the best possible solution for their vision needs. We prioritize patient safety and satisfaction, and are proud to be a doctor-owned, local, and independent LASIK provider.
We are distinguished by our comprehensive approach to vision correction surgery—an approach that includes our unwavering commitment to every patient we see. This includes:
- Customized Treatment Plans. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan tailored to their specific vision needs.
- Cutting-Edge Technology. We utilize the latest technology for precision in procedures.
- Skilled Medical Team. Our team of experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists specializes in vision correction surgery.
- Patient-Centered Philosophy. We focus on patient education, comfort, and informed decision-making.
- Extraordinary Patient Experience. We have created a welcoming, stress-free, 5-star customer service environment and offer 24/7 support throughout the LASIK journey.
- Long-Term Commitment to Patients. We provide thorough follow-up care to ensure the best long-term vision outcomes.
At 20/20 Institute, every stage of the LASIK procedure—from your FREE consultation through your final follow-up visit—is carefully and intentionally curated to ensure your absolute comfort and satisfaction. Because we are doctor-owned and independent, we are not beholden to a board of directors or stockholders who demand continuously increasing profitability. This allows us to focus entirely on the true needs of the individual. If you have been considering Monovision LASIK in Denver, we strongly encourage you to get in touch for a free consultation where we can show you—firsthand—why 20/20 Institute stands above in the crowd.
Check out our patient testimonials and numerous 5-star reviews to learn more about what sets 20/20 Institute apart.
Contact Us for a FREE Monovision LASIK Evaluation
For your FREE Monovision LASIK consultation, contact 20/20 Institute online or by calling 303-202-0669 today. With offices in LoDo, the DTC, and Westminster, we proudly serve patients living along the I-25 Corridor, throughout the Front Range, and across the state of Colorado.