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A 38-year-old member asked:

When nearsighted people get into middle age, do they get farsighted or do they balance out?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Depends: Most nearsighted people will continue to have near vision and have delayed loss of reading vision. Some patients may lose their near vision but gain far vision. This is usually from the development of early cataracts which can cause a shift in the vision. Natural growth of the eye is always a possibility also.
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