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can you be myopic in one eye and hyperopic in the other

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: While unlikely, it is possible to have some degree of nearsightedness (myopia) in one eye while having some farsightedness (hyperopia) in the other. T ... Read More

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Glasses prescription: Your overall "spherical equivalent" is -0.25 which is minimally myopic. Your main refractive issue is your astigmatism which can be corrected by glas ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Most eyes are fairly close in their need for glasses but a few have a moderate and rarely a significant difference between the two. This does include ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
The way the eyes are: This is just the way your friend's eyes developed, and the solution is glasses or contact lenses chosen to correct each eye's vision independently. La ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Kinda: We call that mixed astigmatism.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No effect on iris: If the eye is too long for its own focusing system the light rays will come to a focal point in front of the retina and nearsightedness exists. If th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not understanding...: You cannot be nearsighted and farsighted in the same eye.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Lense changes: The lens of the eye hardens year by year from birth to about age 52 when it becomes a rock. The impact of this in a practical sense starts at age 38- ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Simply put...: When a person is myopic or nearsighted, they can find a spot where they can see up close without glasses. The more myopic the closer they have to hol ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Eye doctor can help: A visit to one or two pediatric ophthalmologists can offer opinions on the best ways of treating it. Haven't heard of eye exercises being of help. The ... Read More

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