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Is there a term for someone who is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other?

Asked by Carly (4550points) November 21st, 2010

I just met someone who also has this (besides me). Is there a name/term that is used medically to describe this?

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ram201pa's avatar

I have it too.

marinelife's avatar

“Anisometropia: The condition in which the two eyes have an unequal refractive power. One eye may be myopic (nearsighted) and the other hyperopic (farsighted). ”


I also have it.

missingbite's avatar

I had Anisometropia until I had LASIK. Now I’m 20/15 both eyes.

gondwanalon's avatar

Me too. My left eye sees well close up so I use it most of the time but I’m constantly switching back and forth from right and left eyes with no stereoscopic vision. LASIK would likely not correct my mono-vision as I’ve been like this all my life.

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missingbite's avatar

@gondwanalon If you haven’t been checked for LASIK in a few years, get checked. I was not a candidate for LASIK just 5 years ago and had it done two years ago. They have made drastic improvements in the last 5 years. I am right handed, left footed and left eyed. Nearsighted in the left eye and sever astigmatism in the right. I now have 20/15 in both eyes. I’m 39 and will need reading glasses sometime but for now, It’s great.

gondwanalon's avatar

@missingbite Thanks for the information. That is great that LASIK helped you so much. It has been 15 years since my eyes were checked so that would be a good thing to do. I think that I see OK but if the technology is there that can give marked improvement then why not take advantage of it? Good health!

missingbite's avatar

Ha Ha! I just realized I spelled severe, sever! That would be a very bad LASIK job!!!

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