Undercorrected dominant eye and presbyopia

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Undercorrected dominant eye and presbyopia

Postby jimbo » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:52 pm

I had laser surgery a while back and ended up with a slightly undercorrected dominant right eye (-0.5). I can still see 20/20 no problem with it. The left came out 20/12. I was wondering if the residual myopia in the right would be of benefit regarding presbyopia?
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Postby LasikExpert » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:22 am

Most people do better with monovision if the nondominant eye is slightly myopic (nearsighted, shortsighted), but some do fine with the dominant eye myopic. You situation is unique because although your dominant eye is myopic, however it still is able to see Snellen 20/20. Your non-dominant eye may be better, but your dominant eye is "normal".

Your dominant eye may be 20/20 because you are not fully presbyopic and can "focus around" the small myopia. The quality of distance vision in the myopic eye may change as you become more presbyopic.
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