I have a question about MONOVISION
I have myopia
, can't see too well off in the distance, am over 50 but I can see fine up close. This is not too typical for people my age I hear.
I got a glasses
prescription last Feb and had it filled for only the left eye, right was clear. I practiced with this and loved seeing both up close and distance. Then I tried a contact lens
with the same set-up. However since I wear the contact constantly, I find the distortion up close is tiring...WHY? ...because the CONTRAST between the left eye which sees perfectly at a distance, and the right eye which sees just fine up close...is too great.
So what I wanted to try was a milder prescription...on my own. I can order $5 practice glasses from Zenni optical. My left eye needs a -1.25 sph, -01.50 cyl, 025 axis and +2.00 add, my right eye needs a -1.5 sph, -0.50 cyl, 175 axis and +2.00 add. What would a "softer" prescription be that I can experiment with for just the left eye? I just wanted to play with this to see if LESS contrast between my right eye and left eye would remove the distortion problem. I do not care if my sight isn't 20/20 I just want to be able to see more leaves and birdies outside and then be able to read a book with one lens
. It would not work to correct the left fully for far and right fully for near since the contrast would still be there.
The problem with correcting both eyes for distance is that I can't see up close. I want to travel and hike and not wear glasses on and off, and don't want bifocals
I know there are surgically implanted lenses
with different focal pie slices, are there contact lenses like that?