Atlanta, Ga (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
Dr. Farooq Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute has released information about treating presbyopia with monovision LASIK surgery as opposed to prescribing monovision contact lenses in patients with this vision condition. Dr. Ashraf has said that achieving monovision—a treatment option that involves focusing the eyes in different ways—through LASIK surgery may be a much more appealing option for patients that are uncomfortable with wearing contacts or are frustrated by the constant use of reading glasses. “We are excited to offer this option to our patients,” Ashraf said Monday. “We believe that it is a great option for people who don’t want to deal with glasses or don’t like the feel of contact lenses.”
Presbyopia is the change in vision that often occurs in adults at around the age of 40 that causes difficulty in reading and focusing on close objects. This condition can be corrected with reading glasses, bifocals, progressive lenses, and now monovision LASIK surgery.
Monovision is the practice of correcting one eye for clear close-up vision and the other eye for clear distance vision if needed. This practice is successful in many patients because of the way our eyes work. Everyone has a dominant and a non-dominant eye. When we look at distant objects, we are mostly using our dominant eye. Because we primarily use our dominant eye for distance vision, if our non-dominant eye is corrected for near vision, there is only a negligible effect on our distance vision. Many people’s eyes and brain adapt well to this in about a week or two. This correction can now be done with LASIK instead of contact lenses.
Dr. Ashraf is the founder of the Atlanta Vision Institute and a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal and refractive surgery, as well as other treatments for astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye conditions. He obtained his advanced training in ocular surgery Johns Hopkins University and has performed over 40,000 LASIK procedures. For more information, visit http://www.atlanta2020.com.