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A 40-year-old member asked:

can i get glasses for far sightedness, even though i can see clearly up close and miles away?

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Far sighted: YOU MAY NEED GLASSES IF YOU HAVE ASTIGMATISM.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Necessary?: Glasses are used to clear up the vision. Despite what you may think you have (farsighted, nearsighted, etc.) if you can see clearly far and near, then why bother with eyeglasses or contacts.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I can't see clearly, but I don't want contacts or glasses?

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Dr. Bud Kurwa
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Consider lasik: If you are over 18 and have stable vision lasik is the best answer.
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A 46-year-old male asked:

When I try to read a message on my phone close up its realy blurred but when I put some ones glasses on its clear ?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Cuz you have: myopia and glasses alter the focal length of your lens in order to "fix" your problem... At micro distances (usually less than 4 inches from your eyes) your lens typically cannot focus well - same thing happens when you try to focus the camera on a small object inches from the lens -- and your natural optics are typically not any better than the camera. Though our shutter speed is way faster.

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