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04-25-2013 01:27 PM  7 years ago
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Monovision with Contacts & Flying
Has anyone tried doing monovision correction with contacts? Dominate eye is corrected for distance the other eye is slightly less corrected for close up work.

Did it affect your flying? Depth perception?

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04-25-2013 01:33 PM  7 years ago
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Yes, tried it and my depth perception was way off. ~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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04-25-2013 02:38 PM  7 years ago
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Your near eye is useless for flying. So no depth perception.
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04-25-2013 04:36 PM  7 years ago
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How about the multifocal lenses?

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04-25-2013 04:59 PM  7 years ago
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I've tried the mono-vision...no good for much of anything if I really wanted to see well. I use contacts most of the time but keep coming back to my glasses for flying. Glasses are a pain in the butt but they work best for me flying the models.
Nothing is more aggravating than have a contact dry out or get a grain of dirt in it during a flight and have to land one-eyed...
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04-25-2013 05:16 PM  7 years ago
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I use the "progressive" lens with the "transition"

The progress is a "no line" bifocal with a transition from clear to full dark.

For me, there is almost no "distance" correction, but it progresses to a reader at the bottom.
The transition goes from clear to full dark in sunlight.

I like it better than just a sunglass with separate reading glasses.
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04-25-2013 07:51 PM  7 years ago
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Mono vision correction is not allowed in airline flying due to the lack of depth perception. This followed an accident where the pilot flying misjudged his height and wiped the landing gear off while landing in New York.Logo 700, Specter 700, Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
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04-25-2013 08:12 PM  7 years ago
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I always had trouble with my multifocal contacts, then went with varying the strength in each and gave up much of the closeup "reading distance". Last year I went back to glasses so, now I wear transitions vantage lenses that are "multifocal" i.e. progressive and corrects my near and farsighted vision to 20/20. However; if I have to get closer than reading distance I remove my glasses.AMA No: SIMAGES
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04-25-2013 09:32 PM  7 years ago
ttrip06

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Thanks Guys. I am going to pick a pair of multifocal trials after work. I thought I would give it a try prior to replacing my glasses and get a pair of prescription sunglasses. I don't think the transitions get dark enough for me and I really would miss not having wrap around sunglasses.

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04-27-2013 10:59 PM  7 years ago
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My sister tried all of it and it all drove her nuts. Now she just wears glasses for distance and takes them off for close up. Me, I wear contacts for pure distance and in the last year I have needed to keep a set of readers on hand for close up seeing. No way would I bother with multi focals or anything like that, I have not heard much good about any of it. I am at the point where I should just get lasic since I need readers. Seems dumb wearing contacts and needing reading glasses but the alternative would be wearing glasses for distance and just taking them off for close up work. I'll just stick with what I am doing for now.
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04-27-2013 11:26 PM  7 years ago
ticedoff8

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I am at the point where I should just get lasic since I need readers.
Lasic will only correct 1 condition - not both distance & reading.

As you age, it is normal to start losing close up vision - no matter what your distance vision used to be.

If you needed lens to correct for distance, the you will start to need one set of lens for distance and a second set for reading.

If you get Lasic, you have the option to get 1 eye corrected for reading (but, still have bad distance - maybe worse) and one eye corrected for distance (but not for reading).
I know people that have done this who mainly work in the office / computers and think that they do not need / use depth perception. Of course, they are wrong - this screws up your driving, playing golf - etc.

My wife is wearing a "reader" contact lens in her right eye and a "distance" lens in the left. She has headaches and walks around the house with her right eye closed. I keep telling her to change to 2 distance lens and use reading glasses when she needs them.
Does she listen? No. But that's for another thread.
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04-28-2013 01:53 AM  7 years ago
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[/quote]Has anyone tried doing monovision correction with contacts? Dominate eye is corrected for distance the other eye is slightly less corrected for close up work.
Did it affect your flying? Depth perception?[quote]

Got to choose this option a few years back (cataract//implant), and
been just pretty happy w. it, paired w. a distance contact in the
other eye.

BUT, DO agree about it not working very well for flying. I ended up
going w. a pair of regular glasses that bring the 'implant' eye
up to the strength of the 'contact' eye, w. the other lens just
being a clear 'dummy'. All is good then.
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04-29-2013 01:21 AM  7 years ago
Einzelganger

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I was extremely near-sighted and had lasic back in 2003. Immediately developed eyes like an eagle for distance (beyond arms length) and immediately needed readers. I had been offered the option for mono-vision but passed on it. Optometrist had told me my depth perception was off the charts but I would lose it with the mono-vision option. Now I wear no-line bifocals. Wouldn't change a thing.

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04-29-2013 03:41 AM  7 years ago
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For ticdoff8 I know it only does one condition, that is why I want to do it. Wearing contact lenses for my bad distance vision and having to put readers on while wearing contacts is the dumb thing to me. Oh well, the price of getting old...
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04-29-2013 11:43 AM  7 years ago
rpat

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I had lasik done a few years ago and experimented with contacts that were mono vision. I knew that it did not work for me. the doctor there at the lasik's place asked if I wanted to get the mono vision and I told him no. The whole reason I wanted lasik was to see my models in the air as best as I could. I made the right choice.trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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04-30-2013 01:15 PM  7 years ago
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Thanks Guys for all the input !!!

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