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Offline OtisBrown

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Mono-Vision - a great ADVANTAGE for Todd.
« on: March 22, 2013, 03:47:12 AM »
Subject: A difference in refractive STATE is an advantage - not a "failure".

I thank Todd for reporting his success in clearing his vision by using Brian Severson's method of wearing a plus for all close work - until you reach 20/20.  Todd has 20/20 in one eye, and a difference between the eyes of about 1 diopter.  There are some people who will insist that he MUST have 20/20 in both eyes.  That would be a mistake.  As we all get older our "range of focus" becomes more "limited".  But Todd has one eye is set for "distance" and the other eye for "close".  This means that while a person with 20/20 in both eyes will lose some "near" vision - Todd will retain both distance and near vision for a long time - into the future.  He will simply not need any glasses AT ALL, plus or minus.

The optometrists call this "mono-vision".  They will prescribe a contact lens for one eye - to make it slightly "nearsighted".  Thus the person will be given what Todd has naturally.  We should be carful about describing something as a "failure" - when mono-vision is a considerable advantage to Todd.