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Nearsighted In One Eye And Farsighted In The Other
Possible: Its not that common but its not impossible. Some people could have mixed correction. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Monovision!: When one eye is corrected to see clearly at distance and the other at near, that is called monovision. ...Read more
By his/her name: The condition is called anisometropia, or sometimes, natural monovision. ...Read more
Please help! what is the terminology for a person who is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other?
Anesometropia: That is the definition. Myopia is being nearsighted and hyperopia is being farsighted. While presbyopia is when you are unable to accommodate and focus up close, usually begins over the age of 40. ...Read more
What are the chances of having a lazy eye if I am nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other?
Yes: Some people have unstable refractive errors and can experience changing prescriptions throughout their lives. Many things influence your refraction including the length of your eye, the shape of the cornea and lens, degeneration of the cornea and or lens, and changes in body chemistry especially blood sugar. The refraction can change in many ways throughout life. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
It happens: It's not common, but definitely happens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Its not typical but its not unusual. ...Read more
What is the best solution if i'm extreme farsighted in one eye ( +5.75 ) and extreme nearsighted on other ( -13 )?
Contact lenses: Contact lenses would be the best non-surgical solution for someone like this. ...Read more
Please help! what is the condition called when one eye is nearsighted and the other is farsighted?
Antimetropia: is the term for this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can be anisometropia: or heterotropia, and can also be called monovision which is neither but is another way of saying or correcting one eye so it sees near sighted, while the other is seeing farther. ...Read more
Antimetropia: The term is antimetropia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Different areas: Basically each eye can be near (myopic) or far sighted (hyperopic) and then have loss of reading vision (presbyopic). Glasses can correct for the distance vision on top and then have additional reading power to help with near vision on the bottom. These terms are confusing as someone who is farsighted could have blurry vision at all distances and not see far. It would be best to ask your eyedoc. ...Read more
Need doctor's help! what do you call it when one eye is nearsighted and the other eye farsighted?
Antimetropia: Is the term for this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need doctor's help! what do you call it when one eye is farsighted and the other eye nearsighted?
The term for: This is antimetropia, and it is fairly common. ...Read more
No: One can be farsighted or nearsighted, not both at the same time. Have a great day. ...Read more
What does having an astigmatism and nearsightedness in both eyes but also a little farsightedness mean?
Not understanding...: You cannot be nearsighted and farsighted in the same eye. ...Read more
Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more
If nearsightedness is from a too-long eyeball, and farsightedness from too short, what are bifocals benefits?
Lense changes: The lens of the eye hardens year by year from birth to about age 52 when it becomes a rock. The impact of this in a practical sense starts at age 38-42 when near vision becomes a problem. Bifocals compensate for this hardening of the lens and allow for both near and far vision with one eyeglass. This is independent of the basic power and occurs in all humans/all refractive states of eyes. ...Read more
Eye shape: The shape of your eye ball is the cause of near- and far-sightedness. This is genetic and won't be effected by computer use. ...Read more
Yes: Most eyes are fairly close in their need for glasses but a few have a moderate and rarely a significant difference between the two. This does include a few with myopia in one eye and hyperopia in the other. These can be corrected with proper glasses or contacts in most cases. Check with your ophthalmologist for the best options. ...Read more
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