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Distance vision corrected w/contacts. If i close right eye, left eye distance vision is blurry & when i close left eye the right eye is clear. Why?

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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possiblities

Left eye contact lens may be set to give you more near vision.
Left eye may have astigmatism that is not corrected by the contact lens. It may be necessary to have the prescription of your contact lens adjusted. Your left eye itself may have a problem such as cataract, dry eye, allergies, corneal scarring or other problems. Best to see an ophthalmologist for an exam. Take old lens rx wtth you.

In brief: Many possiblities

Left eye contact lens may be set to give you more near vision.
Left eye may have astigmatism that is not corrected by the contact lens. It may be necessary to have the prescription of your contact lens adjusted. Your left eye itself may have a problem such as cataract, dry eye, allergies, corneal scarring or other problems. Best to see an ophthalmologist for an exam. Take old lens rx wtth you.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Dr. Harold Peltan
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Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

From what you are saying.
The right eye is clearer fro distance than the left. Reasons could include: 1) right eye corrected for distance and left eye corrected for near (monovision) 2) wrong power contact lens in the left eye 3) a problem in the left eye that is not correctable with a contact lens see your doctor.

In brief: Depends

From what you are saying.
The right eye is clearer fro distance than the left. Reasons could include: 1) right eye corrected for distance and left eye corrected for near (monovision) 2) wrong power contact lens in the left eye 3) a problem in the left eye that is not correctable with a contact lens see your doctor.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Dr. Andrew Dahl
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blurry vision

If you have astigmatism in the left eye and it is not corrected with toric (astigmatism correcting) contact lenses, that may explain the blurriness.
Another possibility is that the contact lens prescription for the left eye is wrong. See your contact lens specialist to help you figure this out.

In brief: Blurry vision

If you have astigmatism in the left eye and it is not corrected with toric (astigmatism correcting) contact lenses, that may explain the blurriness.
Another possibility is that the contact lens prescription for the left eye is wrong. See your contact lens specialist to help you figure this out.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Dr. Richard Lehrer
Ophthalmology

In brief: Need to see your doc

You really need to see your doc to evaluate this issue.

In brief: Need to see your doc

You really need to see your doc to evaluate this issue.
Dr. Richard Lehrer
Dr. Richard Lehrer
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