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One Eye Near Sighted The Other Is Far Sighted
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when one eye is near-sighted and the other eye is far-sighted?
Antimetropia: This is called antimetropia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Eye: Depends upon shape of eye.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not "normal": Depends on your definition of normal. Its just uncommon. The eyes can still be perfectly healthy. ...Read more
I had my eye exam the other day, and I have one far-sighted eye, and one near-sighted eye. Is this rare?
What to do if I had my eye exam the other day, and I have one far-sighted eye, and one near-sighted eye. Just wondering if anyone else has this condition?
It can happen: It is not that uncommon to have a situation like yours. While most people do have similar prescriptions in each eye, our bodies are not perfectly symmetrical and differences in arm length, etc. Are common. Your condition can usually be easily managed with the correct eye glass or contact lens prescription. Laser vision correction surgery could also be an option ...Read more
Anisometropia: Any big difference in eyeglass power (>2.50) is called anisometropia, and makes it difficult to wear glasses successfully. Often the patient wears contacts. If the difference in near and farsightedness (example r eye -0.50 and l eye +0.50, difference 1.00) is small, then the fact that one is slightly near and the other is slightly far shouldn't bother the patient too much. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when one of your eyes is near sighted and the other eye is far sighted?
Anisometropia: The medical term for this is anisometropia meaning there is a significant difference in the prescription between the two eyes. ...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
26 yr old male, started having lazy eye on right eye, which is near sighted and left eye is far sighted. What to do about it? What kind of doc?
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
At what avg age does a person become far sighted as he ages? My le -8, 're -9, -1cylindricl in both eyes, m 33 nw bt still my myopia hasn't stabilised yet
Normal presbyopia: Becomes noticeable at around age 40 but high myopes get a grace period. There is a chance also that your myopia will reverse. I have patients who are -22 so you are not so bad. Two of our eyemd in my practice are also -9. Best wishes. ...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
Lens: The lens of the eye changes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Location of focus: Near sighted means you see better at near and your distance vision is blurry. Far sighted is just the opposite. In near sighted eyes, the image is brought into focus in front of the retina and a diverging lens is needed to push the image backward to focus on the retina. In a far sighted eye, the image is focused behind the retina and a converging lens is needed to bring the image forward. ...Read more
Great question: We have not been able to figure out the causes of near and far sightedness. But researchers are working on it ...Read more
They should not be: Get some prices, this should not matter much. ...Read more
I play a lot of video games and I'm kinda near sighted. Anyway to get far sighted naturally? How?
Yes: Though uncommon, there are ways for someone to change from near to far-sightedness. The most common way is from natural aging (growth of eye) and from cataract development (change in lens power). Other possibilities include laser vision, trauma, corneal scarring, refractive lens exchange, corneal ectasia, and retinal pathology. ...Read more
It can.: Yes. Refractive errors can change at variable rates. ...Read more
I had laser surgery to correct nearsightedness. Post op, I am slightly far-sighted and have a mild astigmatism. Should I get an enhancement?
This is a question to discuss with your surgeon. The risk / benefit ratio must be evaluated. What is your current vision versus your visual needs? How long has it been since your surgery? Has your vision stabilized? Are any coexisting conditions like dry eye treated? Can a hyperopic treatment be done under the old flap or must a new, bigger flap be created with additional risk?
Good luck. ...Read more
Mom and dad: Genetics determine whether a person is nearsighted or farsighted. ...Read more
Not sure...: ...What you mean. In the same eye? ...Read more
As words explain
nearsighted can see near by objects but has difficulty seeing distant objects with clarity
farsighted sees distant objects but has problem with nearby objects. ...Read more
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