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Farsightedness (Definition)

Also referred to as Hyperopia. A short axial length of the eye or a non-optimized lens allows light to focus behind the retina instead of on the retinal plane. This typically results in an inability to ...Read more


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

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

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.

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

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

Monovision!: When one eye is corrected to see clearly at distance and the other at near, that is called monovision.

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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.

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What are the chances of having a lazy eye if I am 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?

Depends: It depends on your age and the level of disparity. If you are a teenager or older and it's not lazy now then it should not become. If you are younger then appropriate correction with glasses and patching (if lazy) should prevent.

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Can nearsighted people get nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in other when they get older?

Can nearsighted people get nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in other when they get older?

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.

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

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

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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Farsighted in one eye, nearsighted in the other. Now I'm getting headaches - anything I can do?

Farsighted in one eye, nearsighted in the other. Now I'm getting headaches - anything I can do?

Adjust your script: See your eye doc or get one if you haven't seen one in awhile - by making simple adjustments to your vision prescription, these headaches should diminish.

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What do you call it when one eye is nearsighted and the other eye is farsighted?

What do you call it when one eye is nearsighted and the other eye is farsighted?

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.

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How does one pair of eyeglasses correct both nearsighted and farsighted eye problems?

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.