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A 32-year-old member asked:

If aging causes farsightedness, does it also cure nearsightedness?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No...: Aging does not cause farsightedness. Most cases of farsightedness are genetic. In other words, you are farsighted because your parent(s) was.
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What causes nearsightedness/farsightedness in people?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Mom and dad: Genetics determine whether a person is nearsighted or farsighted.
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