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help please? what is the definition of near vision and what is distant vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Loose definition: Currently near vision is measured at the normal reading distance of 12-16 inches and far vision is essentially 20 feet to infinity. To match these one should either see at these distances without correction or be measured with the best correction.

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Can switching contacts make your vision cloudy? Should it happen?

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