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I've got farsightedness. Now what?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Optical help

This is a refractive state of the eye in which a magnifying type lens in a spectacle will give you clear focus.
It is a little bit misnamed as the natural lens can correct it for a while but when the lens loses its ability to compensate, it will show up. Contact lenses can help also and many are eligible for lasik. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you.

In brief: Optical help

This is a refractive state of the eye in which a magnifying type lens in a spectacle will give you clear focus.
It is a little bit misnamed as the natural lens can correct it for a while but when the lens loses its ability to compensate, it will show up. Contact lenses can help also and many are eligible for lasik. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Kenneth Miller
Ophthalmology

In brief: Available options

Glasses and contact lenses will do you well.
Lasik will be beneficial in lower amounts. Other alternatives include intraocular contact lens or clear lens extraction in some patients.

In brief: Available options

Glasses and contact lenses will do you well.
Lasik will be beneficial in lower amounts. Other alternatives include intraocular contact lens or clear lens extraction in some patients.
Dr. Kenneth Miller
Dr. Kenneth Miller
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