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How can you be nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatism?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Not commonly
These are the three basic errors of refraction along with presbyopia which is the farsightedness of older folk.
Astigmatism, an ovalness of the eye can coexist with all of these. Near and farsighted are opposites and do not coexist although presbyopia is a type of farsighted which then can exist with underlying myopia. Ask your ophthalmologist to tell you which of these you have.

In brief: Not commonly
These are the three basic errors of refraction along with presbyopia which is the farsightedness of older folk.
Astigmatism, an ovalness of the eye can coexist with all of these. Near and farsighted are opposites and do not coexist although presbyopia is a type of farsighted which then can exist with underlying myopia. Ask your ophthalmologist to tell you which of these you have.
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