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Can you be myopic in one eye and hyperopic in the other?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
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In brief: Yes
While unlikely, it is possible to have some degree of nearsightedness (myopia) in one eye while having some farsightedness (hyperopia) in the other. The myopic eye could have a cataract, causing nearsightedness, or the farsighted eye may be smaller from birth, causing the hyperopia.
There are other possible causes, but there is certainly a possibility.

In brief: Yes
While unlikely, it is possible to have some degree of nearsightedness (myopia) in one eye while having some farsightedness (hyperopia) in the other. The myopic eye could have a cataract, causing nearsightedness, or the farsighted eye may be smaller from birth, causing the hyperopia.
There are other possible causes, but there is certainly a possibility.
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