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A 38-year-old member asked:

am i nearsighted or farsighted if have trouble reading street signs?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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. Farsighteds if strongly farsighted will have trouble at distance and sometimes at near. Your ophthalmologist can tell you which side of this fence you fall onto.

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Does hyperopia change with age?

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It may: Hyperopia may change, namely, getting worse. Also, when your vision gets older, your hyperopia will change as well.
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What are the safest home remedies for farsightedness?

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you be nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatism?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not commonly: These are the three basic errors of refraction along with presbyopia which is the farsightedness of older folk. Astigmatism, an ovalness of the eye can coexist with all of these. Near and farsighted are opposites and do not coexist although presbyopia is a type of farsighted which then can exist with underlying myopia. Ask your ophthalmologist to tell you which of these you have.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I'm slightly farsighted, will my vision get worse?

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Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Depends: People generally seem to become more farsighted as they age, and the lenses of their eyes get more stiff. However, as cataracts develop, the lens of the eye tends to become more nearsighted. These two processes happen at the same time. Whichever process happens to dominate will determine whether you become near or far sighted with age, and either process may dominate at different stages of life.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Far sight difficulty reading minor details on boards or street sign at times.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Many possibilities: This depends upon your age. If you are in the 10-40 year old age group, the most likely cause is uncorrected vision eyeglass needs. In the older age group there are some diseases that can cause this problem including glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Diabetes is a possibility at any age. See your ophthalmologist who can determine the cause of this.

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