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A 49-year-old member asked:

What causes someone to be nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in another eye?

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Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Check it out: Refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) can naturally be different between eyes. However, there are many eye conditions, such as cataracts which can cause the refractive error of one eye to become significantly different than the other eye. See your ophthalmologist for a complete examination to look into the issue further.

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Crockett, CA
A 52-year-old male asked:

How can I correct if I am nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
With eyeglasses: Most eyes are within a small distance of each other in eyeglass power needs. If the numbers are small, and near the neutral point, sometimes one falls on the nearsigted side and the other on the opposite side. Correction of each usually does the trick. Rarely the difference is so great that correction is uncomfortable but this is pretty rare.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there a term for being nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other?

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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Monovision!: When one eye is corrected to see clearly at distance and the other at near, that is called monovision.

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