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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for one eye ito be weaker then the other. i wear reading glasses. ?

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Dr. Neal Sher
LASIK Surgery 50 years experience
Not unusual: The refractive state of each eye is frequently different. One eye may appear stronger and the other may be weaker for reading or for distance vision.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: It's not abnormal to have a different prescription in each eye, or a different level of focus (accommodation). Most of the time, however, your eyes will adjust to the demands that you place in front of them. Some people may require a separate reading eye glass prescription to fine tune each eyes focus. Another related issue is amblyopia, which is an impairment in an eye's level of vision (abnormal.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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