• Will prescription glasses help depth perception?


    Question:

    Will prescription glasses help depth perception?


    Answer:

    Yes, they will help. Very simply, the larger the refractive error (nearsightedness or farsightedness, for example), the more noticeable the improvement will be with glasses. Also, the larger the difference between the power of the two eyes, the greater the improvement in the depth perception.

    Lastly, if a person is using "monovision" contacts (one eye corrected for near vision and the other for intermediate/distance) or has had cataract surgery and was placed in a refractive state of "monovision," their depth perception will not be as good as it would if both eyes had been corrected to the same focus point.