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Will myopia decrease the risk for later hyperopia?

05/12/2015

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  • ANNA

    Young children with hyperopia can outgrow it and become myopic later on , but someone with myopia can't become hyperopic. Myopics will become presbyopic though with age, the same as hyperopics do. It is generally understood that we tend to become hyperopic as we age.it was found that almost all hyperopic and emmetropic eyes showed an age-related hyperopic shift; but only a small proportion of myopic eyes shifted toward hyperopia, with others remaining relatively stable and still others increasing in myopia. Some people in personal experiences have stated that their myopia has decreased while others found themselves wearing bifocals. In closing, I would say that this is something that your Ophthalmologist may be able to predict better but it is not a given that your myopia would decrease. It may or may not be so with many factors like your eye shape coming into play.
    05/12/2015
  • b0wfing3r

    Not exactly, actually, when the eye's optical power and length do not match perfectly, vision will not be in focus. If your distance vision is blurry, but close-up objects are clear, you are myopic. If you are hyperopic, you can see clearly in the distance but only by expending more focusing effort than normal, and even more effort for up close. Myopic and hyperopic are different and it was found that almost all hyperopic and emmetropic eyes showed an age-related gyperopic shift, but only a small proportion of myopic eyes shifted toward hyperopia, with others remaining relatively stable and still others increasing in myopia.
    05/12/2015
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