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A 37-year-old member asked:

I am far sided in one eye and near sided in the other. what should i do?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Count your blessings: You may never need glasses.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have to have one near sighted and one far sighted eye?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not "normal": Depends on your definition of normal. Its just uncommon. The eyes can still be perfectly healthy.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is it called when one of your eyes is near sighted but the other eye is far sighted?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Anisometropia: Any big difference in eyeglass power (>2.50) is called anisometropia, and makes it difficult to wear glasses successfully. Often the patient wears contacts. If the difference in near and farsightedness (example r eye -0.50 and l eye +0.50, difference 1.00) is small, then the fact that one is slightly near and the other is slightly far shouldn't bother the patient too much.
A 45-year-old member asked:

One eye is far-sighted and the other is near-sighted. Is this a rare occurence?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
See eye doctor: It is not too common. Some people choose elective surgery to create this condition so they do not wear glasses as they use one eye for distance and one eye for near. You may want a pair of glasses to even out the eyes to lessen strain.

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