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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Hyperopia: Image focuses behind the retina.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unclear close vision: Farsightedness refers to blurring of near vision, with distant vision relatively preserved. It is a common type of age-related vision change, sometime ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Farsighted: Almost all infants are farsighted, and most grow out of it. In the middle years, myopia is much more common. Farsightedness becomes more common afte ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Glasses or contacts: Glasses or contacts will improve your farsightedness in nearly all cases. Some people are also candidates for refractive surgery.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Near, far, reading: www.2020vision.com/refractive_error.html has the answers in detail.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not sure there's any: ?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: people who are nearsighted can often read quite well without their glasses on. Their reading vision actually gets worse when they wear their distance ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (lazy eye) is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Usually: Most patients with hyperopic astigmatism can have their prescription corrected with lasik. Some patients have issues which make them poor lasik candi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
?: You mean if one is a child?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Aspheric glasses: Aspheric glasses may minimize induction of aberrations in nearsighted people but usually not to a clinically significant degree. That being said you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Could be either: You are asking if distance is blurred, can you make this distinction. Nearsighteds will have trouble at distance but usually can see well at near. F ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Absolutely, and these are the best candidates for it!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
22 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Astigmatism correctn: Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for d ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
It can: Astigmatism can distort vision enough to cause an image to double. There are many causes of double vision, though and some can be serious. If you ar ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Glasses do not change eyes in any way.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
It may: Generally changes in refractions occur slowly at your age. The changes can be for the better or worse.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Your question is somewhat hard to interpret but lasik is very useful for the correction of myopia but can also create myopia of varying degrees if tha ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: If you are nearsighted, reading glasses are not needed as you can already see at near. If anything, they would make the vision worse.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Nearsighted eyeglass (or contact) correction will be denoted on the prescription as a (-) power and a number (e.g. -2.75) which would be a nearsighte ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Exam: Various machines or manual lenses methods to neutralize the prescription.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Not usually: Laser eye or implant surgery will correct your prescription but strabismus will likely persist. Muscle surgery may be needed. On the other hand, if ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Mostly: Hard lenses can do this for most cases. Thee are a variety of soft toric lenses which also correct astigmatism.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eyesight: Near sighted means need glasses for distance and not to read at near. Far sighted means may need glasses for both both distance and near. But also ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Eyeball, or Lens: Either your eyeball is too short and the focal point for light lands behind your retina, or the lens in your eye lacks focusing power. Under 40, may ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Both: Ortho-k is an expensive and non-sensible treatment. With this, you wear contact lenses while you sleep that mould the cornea. This allows better vis ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies with duration: Amblyopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Amblyopia: Amblyopic therapy is specific and if there is a refractive error difference between the two eyes that is responsible for the amblyopia then lasik sur ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Depends :-): It could be a complement due to your ability to anticipate the future. Far more likely, you can it means you see things at a distance better than you ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Glasses: Most refractive error may be corrected with glasses, rigid or soft contact lenses or lasik.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
All of them: The current lasik machines are pre-programmed to treat all types of refractive errors including farsightedness (hyperopia). The only limits are the r ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Cause of blindness: I am not an opthalmologist, but glaucoma is second leading cause of blindness in the world after cataracts. Blindness from cataracts is reversible(sur ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Refractive correctio: Can use glasses, contacts, laser correction, various other refractive surgeries, or do nothing until symptomatic.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clement Cheng
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not possible: Basing my answer on medical studies and research, it is not possible to cure farsightedness with eye exercises. The problem is that the optical syste ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No...: Aging does not cause farsightedness. Most cases of farsightedness are genetic. In other words, you are farsighted because your parent(s) was.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Fair: Results not as predictable as with near-sighted. Otherwise, the same- halos, dry eye, blurred vision etc.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
None: Either it will reolve naturally or not. There are no proven methods otherwise, including diet oe eye exercises that will work. Do not be scammed!and g ... Read More

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