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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.
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.
Monovision!: When one eye is corrected to see clearly at distance and the other at near, that is called monovision.
By his/her name: The condition is called anisometropia, or sometimes, natural monovision.
Please help! What is the terminology for a person who is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other?
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.
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.
It happens: It's not common, but definitely happens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Its not typical but its not unusual.
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.
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.
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.
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