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Sudden improvement in vision in one eye

07/06/2009

Question:

I am a 58 yr old male who has awakened with a noticeable improvement in my nearsightedness in my right eye - to the degree that my glasses no longer are correct for that eye. I have scheduled an appointment with an ophthalmologist but must wait 2 weeks. In the meantime I am wondering if this could this be an indication of something serious. Thanks!

Answer:

You are wise to have this evaluated by your eye doctor. Several things could cause a change in the amount of nearsightedness at your age. Some of these include

Your eye doctor will be able to determine whether any of these conditions are present and if any further treatment is necessary.

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Response by:

Andrew J Toole, OD, PhD, FAAO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University