I have cataracts in both eyes. I am strongly considering monovision. Based on what I've read, it would seem that many doctors consider 1.5 diopters as the sweet spot for the near eye. And I’ve read a few who believe that most patients can do well with up to 2.0 diopters for the near eye.
An online calculator translated diopters to inches, per below. Do these seem accurate?
3.0 diopters: 13 inches
2.0 diopters: 20 inches
1.5 diopters: 26 inches
Also, 26 inches seems pretty far away when it comes to cell phone usage. With 1.5 diopters, would most people need to use glasses to use the larger smart phones?
Last, can you help me understand 0 diopters? If the post-op vision for the distance eye is 0 diopters, I understand that near vision will be blurred, if looking out of that eye alone. At what distance does the vision become clear?
Thank you so much.