Monovision addresses the problem of presbyopia that most people start to encounter at the age of 40-45 when they begin to need reading spectacles or bifocals for close vision.
With monovision, the dominant eye (the eye you would use to focus a camera) is focused for distance vision, and the non-dominant eye is focused for near to intermediate vision. This can be done with contact lenses.
Is monovision right for me?
Monovision certainly isn’t appropriate for everyone. However, when paired with the right person, it can be a great fit. Monovision is a blend of near and distance vision, and is ideal for people with an active lifestyle.
However, there is a caveat to consider: since it is a compromise, most people’s vision isn’t perfectly crisp up close or far away. Most people who opt for monovision go through a brief period of adaptation as the brain “learns” to see with the eye best suited for the task.