Thanks for the professional feedback!
Just a note, to you and everyone: I WILL NEVER WEAR BIFOCALS OR MULTIFOCALS FOR AS LONG AS I CAN POSSIBLY AVOID IT AND, HOPEFULLY, NEVER.
Reason: I have a history of ocular migraines. The most consistent trigger is having to deal with things that make it difficult for my eyes to focus - driving w/a dirty windshield, watching a baseball game from behind the protective netting, that sort of thing. My vision will go back and forth btwn focusing on what I want to see and focusing on the windshield, netting, etc. Similarly, any glasses I wear need to be pretty big, so that I don't see too much above/below the lens or to the side of it.
So I'm not going to try the multifocal stuff, it's just an invitation to multiple migraines for me.
I am curious about the monovision stuff. (My first ever rx had just glass in one eye; if the store had stocked monocles I would've been way tempted).
Welcome to 40! Happens to everyone.
Several companies make "multifical" contact lenses that, in theory, allow you to see far away, mid range, and up close without the need for reading glasses. Not everyone can adapt to them. In my practice, approximately 1/3 of my patients love them, 1/3 get by, 1/3 hate them. The only way to find out what group you are in is to try them for a few weeks. The two brands I have the most success with are Air Optix Multificals and Biofinity Multifocals. Talk to your eye doctor about the options they offer. Another option is trying monovision. You being a -1.25 is the perfect Rx for this. Simply wear a contact lens in your dominant eye and do not wear one in the other eye.
Even with LASIK or other refractive surgery options, you will still need reading glasses. There is something called the KAMRA inlay, but I haven't seen many people post op that are happy with it.
Hope this helps!
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