I don't mind the idea of readers as long as I can read a little with good light if the font's not tiny. My preference would be to have intermediate and distance is sharp.
So, here are my questions:
~ Is this a true mini-monovision corrective package?
~ Would you say these are the best lens choices to achieve crisp vision with as little glare as possible?
~What do you see as the pros and cons re: having the astigmatic lens in my right eye or having Limbal Relaxing Incisions in that eye also?
Answer: What you are describing is a well planned and thought out approach to your vision correction needs and goals. The optical solution of using monovision is sound in light of your intolerance to the complex optical design of the multifocal lens implant. The optical quality and thus the vision results of astigmatism correcting toric lens implants is really quite good and predictable. The level of monovision at 1.75 D selected is pretty much in the "sweet spot" of monovision success and the fact that you have a clinical trial with contact lenses translates into a very high success rate. While LRI's are common and provide good results for many patients they can be a bit unpredictable and unstable and CAN induce dry eye symptoms-thus avoid another LRI would be our suggestion. On that note the only word of caution is absolutely make sure that your tear film is healthy and is of the maximum quantity it can be through whatever dry eye treatments your Cataract Surgeon feels would be most effective.
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