Jennie is representative of many people that come to me seeking vision correction. Some do not appreciate that LASIK can do a great job correcting fixed focal imperfections of the eye, but cannot restore adjustability of close focus.
Starting at about age 45 or so, the eyes lose some of their ability to adjust focus for close viewing. This is called presbyopia.
Monovision works by correcting one eye for close, and the other for distance viewing. Frankly, some people love it, and others hate it. Those that like it enjoy the broad range of focus, and are able to ignore the imperfections that monovision creates. Those that dislike it (and roughly 40 - 50% of folks that try it end up this way) note too much 'imbalance' between the eyes, decreased depth perception, and imperfect night vision while driving, among other things.
If a prospective client has experience with monovision in contact lenses, and is happy, the same results can be achieved on a more permanent basis with laser vision care. If you have not had personal experience with monovision, we strongly encourage that this be tried out on a "test" basis in contact lenses before making any surgical decisions.
We made these recommendations to Jenny, and we are as delighted as she is with the results!