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I have unequal refractive power in both eyes and i get non-stop persisting eye strain. what should i do?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Various options: The eyes can adapt to differences in refractive power usually very successfully. If the difference is great, there are options with contact lenses that can compensate. See your ophthalmologist for better ways to deal with this.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

I have unequal refractive power in both eyes and I get persisting eye strain. Is there a solution?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: Most discomfort is caused by differences in peripheral distortion and image sizes caused by spectacle lenses. Sometimes we can make small adjustments in lens grinding called base curve and center thickness to reduce this problem. This the best solution is the use of contact lenses or lasik.

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