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What to do if I have hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia?

What to do if I have hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia?

Each is different: Hyperopia is far sightedness, Myopia is near sightedness and presbyopia means trouble focusing for reading and close objects. Presbyopia at age 31 would be very unusual but because a farsighted eye has to focus itself, early presbyopia and bifocals may be needed. Myopes need glasses for distance. If you have all three and each eye is different, you indeed may need bifocals. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism?

I was wondering what are myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism?

Refractive errors: Myopia means nearsightedness, with the ability to see near but not far away. Hyperopia, or farsightedness is usually not an issue for younger people but causes issues in older adults. Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of the eye is not round and causes distortion. It is corrected like the above errors. Presbyopia means "old eyes" and refers to the need to reading glasses in adults. ...Read more

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What level of myopia would cancel out presbyopia as you age?

What level of myopia would cancel out presbyopia as you age?

Depends on age: Myopic glasses should be worn for reading to age 43-4 so you don't become early presbyopic. Presbyopia advances with age usually 45 =+1.25, 50 =+2.00 55= +2.25, >60 = +2.50. It may vary depending on other illnesses ; meds. So if you are a -2.00 you may read without glasses from 44 to 55. But if -6.00 you must wear a -4.75, bifocals/multifocals at age 45. If not accommodation ; convergence weakens. ...Read more

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When people suffer from myopia, does that mean when they get older and get presbyopia, they get a normal vision? I can't wait!!! :)

When people suffer from myopia, does that mean when they get older and get presbyopia, they get a normal vision? I can't wait!!! :)

Depends: As you age there is natural decline of the ability to focus upclose(presbyopia). This occurs around 40. People who are myopic are aided by their natural near focus point and are less symptomatic as they pass 40. It also depends on how myopic you are. Eg., if you are -1, you will be able to focus comfortably at 1 m but more accommodative effort closer. But a -3 will be very comfortable at 30 cm. ...Read more

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How bad is it to be overcorrected at 42 years old for lasik for myopia? +0.5x-0.5 is the left eye result. Worried how bad presbyopia will be now.

How bad is it to be overcorrected at 42 years old for lasik for myopia? +0.5x-0.5 is the left eye result. Worried how bad presbyopia will be now.

Ask your LASIK : Surgeon since it can be normal immediately after surgery to be slightly hyperopic. And you are almost perfectly emmetropic with a spherical equivalent of +0.25 also at age 42 you are likely going to needed +1.00 reading glasses. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism and presbyopia and am myopic, what are my options?

I have astigmatism and presbyopia and am myopic, what are my options?

Refractive error: Your best option is to keep your prescription current and have your eyes regularly examined. ...Read more

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How often do I really need to have eye exam if no problems but presbyopia and nearsightedness?

How often do I really need to have eye exam if no problems but presbyopia and nearsightedness?

Depends: Depending on how nearsighted you are, you may at risk for retinal tears. You should have a basline exam and then if everything is normal and you don't have any other problems or significant family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration, you can wait a few years before going back. ...Read more

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What increases risk for presbyopia?

What increases  risk for presbyopia?

Depends on age: Presbyopia is due to the natural hardening of the lens of the eye which causes it to lose the ability to adjust focus for near. The only "risk" is living past the age of 40 and it is unavoidable. ...Read more