Monovision LASIK

For the correction of pesbyopia

Monovision at a Glance
  • Monovision LASIK is a unique LASIK procedure that corrects the dominant eye for distance vision, while correcting the other eye for near vision.
  • The need for bifocals or reading glasses is reduced or eliminated.
  • For patients with perfect distant vision without glasses or contacts, only the non-dominant eye needs to be treated.
  • Typically, the brain easily adapts and compensates for the two different levels of correction.
  • Before undergoing surgery, we recommend a monovision test trial using contact lenses to determine if any problems occur.
The procedure

At FreeVis, we perform Monovision LASIK as an individual Femto-LASIK procedure:

The femtosecond laser is used for the initial part of the LASIK surgery when the corneal flap is prepared. The surgeon then switches to an excimer laser to achieve the cornea ablation and correct the visual disorder.

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Special considerations

Monovision is a unique LASIK procedure that corrects the dominant eye for distance vision, while correcting the other eye for near vision.

Typically, the brain easily adapts and compensates for the two different levels of correction. When the patient looks into the distance, the distance corrected eye is at work. And when the patient looks down to read, the eye corrected for near vision does the work.

Monovision may interfere with depth perception and can also cause reduced peripheral focus in certain circumstances, for instance when glancing quickly at rear-view mirrors in the car.

Before undergoing surgery, we recommend patients do a monovision test trial using contact lenses to determine if any problems occur.

Treatment costs

The treatment costs for vision correction surgery are generally not reimbursed by the statutory health insurance. This also applies to the initial (pre-op) consultation and follow up exams after the procedure. The treatment is billed according to the doctor's fee schedule (GOÄ).

Please feel free to request the costs for the intitial examination and the surgical procedures here.

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