Monovision is the method of using one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. When a patient chooses monovision, the dominant eye becomes the distance eye and the other eye is focused for close vision.

Monovision works because the brain learns to adapt to which eye sees at which distance. There is usually an adjustment period in adapting to this method of vision, but most patients find they are able to adjust.

Your ophthalmologist can discuss the pros and cons of monovision with you.