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Who is a candidate for monovision laser eye surgery?

Laura C. Fine, MD
Ophthalmology
Monovision laser eye surgery isn't for everyone. It is vital that your eyes be healthy, even if you have presbyopia (a loss in the eye's focusing ability that occurs with age): no other eye defects, such as cataract, glaucoma, or corneal problems, can be present. Some people may find it too difficult to adjust to having different focusing abilities in each eye. If you're considering having this surgery, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises you to try monovision with contact lenses first, to find out whether you can adjust to having each eye focus differently.

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