Blended vision is an eye treatment that treats presbyopia and other eye conditions. Learn more about blended vision below, or schedule an appointment at Milan Eye Center in metro Atlanta to schedule your eye surgery.
When we are young the eye lens is soft and flexible, allowing it to change shape as needed to focus on near or far images. The eye lens begins to lose elasticity over time, meaning it cannot bend as easily for focusing. This loss of changing focus is called presbyopia.
Presbyopia is a naturally occurring condition that is a consequence of aging, which is why many people begin to need reading glasses, trifocals, and bifocals at older ages.
Blended vision procedures are similar to traditional monovision procedures because one eye is corrected for distance and the other is corrected for nearsightedness. The difference between the two is that blended vision is a milder correction and is more of a compromise.
For instance, one eye is corrected for distance will still have some nearsightedness, and the other eye is corrected to be nearsighted with an intermediate focus, as opposed to a very near focus. Blended vision creates different focus zones in each eye, giving patients a greater depth of field.
Because there is less of a contrast in each eye, blended vision is easier to adapt to than monovision. About 95% of people are candidates for the blended vision, whereas only 50% of people are candidates for traditional monovision.
It is important that you schedule a consultation with a board-certified eye surgeon at Milan Eye Center if you are interested in blended vision.
Before the procedure, your doctor will examine both eyes to make sure they are healthy enough for surgery. If you are a candidate for blended vision LASIK or laser vision correction surgery, both eyes will be treated in one procedure. No trial with contact lenses is necessary because the corrections are well tolerated and each eye retains near and distance focusing.
The LASIK blended vision procedure is similar to other corneal refractive surgeries.
The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes for both eyes, and patients should feel minimal pain due to the topical anesthetic.
The LASIK blended vision surgery is an outpatient procedure, so patients go right home after surgery. Drops will need to be applied to prevent infection and promote healing. Rest is recommended after surgery because the eyes may feel mildly irritated and sensitive to light.
The eye heals itself within a few hours, but precautions should be taken during the week after surgery. You should avoid heavy lifting, wear protective glasses while sleeping and outside, and avoid touching or rubbing the eyes.
Visual recovery is fast and most people can read newspaper print or smaller fonts almost immediately. In some cases, reading glasses may be needed for very fine print. After a postoperative check the day after surgery, most people can return to work and other normal activities.
Blended vision is a practical answer for those with presbyopia. Milan Eye Center in metro Atlanta specializes in LASIK eye surgery and other advanced procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of presbyopia, cataracts, and more.
Milan Eye Center has multiple locations throughout the metro Atlanta area. Call (678) 381-2020 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment for blended vision. You can also send a message to our staff via our online contact form.
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