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

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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One eye is far-sighted and the other is near-sighted. Is this a rare occurence?

See eye doctor. It is not too common. Some people choose elective surgery to create this condition so they do not wear glasses as they use one eye for distance and one eye for near. You may want a pair of glasses to even out the eyes to lessen strain. 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?

Refractive error. Is the medical term for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Although more common for both eyes to be similar, it's not that uncommon for you to have different refractive errors between your two eyes. Read more...

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...

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?

See an eye doctor... Specifically, an ophthalmologist. Since a "lazy eye" on occasion needs surgical intervention it is best to skip an optometrist (those you see in strip malls) and go straight to an md/do eye doctor. Best of luck. Read more...