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How does one pair of eyeglasses correct both nearsighted and farsighted eye problems?

Different areas. Basically each eye can be near (myopic) or far sighted (hyperopic) and then have loss of reading vision (presbyopic). Glasses can correct for the distance vision on top and then have additional reading power to help with near vision on the bottom. These terms are confusing as someone who is farsighted could have blurry vision at all distances and not see far. It would be best to ask your eyedoc. Read more...

How can I correct if I am nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other?

With eyeglasses. Most eyes are within a small distance of each other in eyeglass power needs. If the numbers are small, and near the neutral point, sometimes one falls on the nearsigted side and the other on the opposite side. Correction of each usually does the trick. Rarely the difference is so great that correction is uncomfortable but this is pretty rare. Read more...

What causes someone to be nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in another eye?

Check it out. Refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) can naturally be different between eyes. However, there are many eye conditions, such as cataracts which can cause the refractive error of one eye to become significantly different than the other eye. See your ophthalmologist for a complete examination to look into the issue further. Read more...

Can nearsighted people get nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in other when they get older?

Yes. Some people have unstable refractive errors and can experience changing prescriptions throughout their lives. Many things influence your refraction including the length of your eye, the shape of the cornea and lens, degeneration of the cornea and or lens, and changes in body chemistry especially blood sugar. The refraction can change in many ways throughout life. Read more...