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What is it called when one of your eyes is near sighted but the other eye is far sighted?

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Dr. Joseph Barakeh
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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