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Would Having Worse Myopia And Hyperopia Cause You To Go Blind
Eye prescription is +0.25x-1.0. So my power is "+", but spherical equivalent is "-". Am i myopic or hyperopic? Is near or far vision better?
Depends...: +.25 is negligible, so you can say you're emmetropic. However you do have astigmatism, so you are astigmatic . Technically, you're hyperopic with astigmatism. With current data, i couldnt tell you whether near vision or distance vision is better, depends on whether you have presbyopia or not. If you don't have presybiopia, then they are equal. Hope that helps, but it can get confusing.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
????: Myopia or near sightedness and hyperopia, far sightedness, themselves don't cause blindness. They are treated with corrective lenses. However, extreme myopia or hyperopia can be associated with certain problems that can potentially blind you. ...Read more
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
Simply put...: When a person is myopic or nearsighted, they can find a spot where they can see up close without glasses. The more myopic the closer they have to hold things and without glasses, the distance vision is blurry. Farsighted or hyperopia means the distance vision is better than the near vision, but does not necessarily mean the distance vision is good, just better than the near without glasses. ...Read more
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