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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?

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 more

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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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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Would having worse myopia and hyperopia cause you to go blind?

Would having worse myopia and hyperopia cause you to go blind?

????: 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

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Any ideas why myopia causes night blindness?

Any ideas why myopia causes night blindness?

It doesn't: Although many myopic people have some difficulty seeing at night, this is not night blindness. Classically night blindness is caused by a peripheral retinal disorder called retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia?

What to do if I have hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia?

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

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How do myopia and hyperopia differ from one another?

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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If someone has myopia, is it impossible to get hyperopia?

If someone has myopia, is it impossible to get hyperopia?

No: If you have a low enough amount of myopia, you may become slightly hyperopic with time. Also, certain eye health problems can cause a shift towards hyperopia. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which is more common: myopia or hyperopia?

Refractive Error: Myopia and Hyperopia are both common forms of refractive error as well as astigmatism. In terms of frequency in the population, myopia is typically most common. ...Read more

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I don't understand;hyperopia or astigmatism or myopia?

Refractive types: Myopia = can see up close with glasses, distance blurry; hyperopia = distance better than near but both blurry; astigmatism = blurry at all distances whether patient is myopic or hyperopic additionally. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more