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What Does It Mean To Be Nearsighted Or Farsighted?

Nearsightedness and farsightedness are the most common eye problems. They are opposite conditions when it comes to vision. Nearsighted person sees well if the objects are close but unable to focus on objects further away while the farsighted person sees better when the objects are at a distance. Their abilities for different activities vary because of their varying focus.

Do you know that these eye problems can be corrected? When you get checked by an optometrist and the result is in negative numbers, you are nearsighted and if it’s in positive numbers, you are farsighted. Learn more about these conditions with this infographic from Ottawa Optometrist, Dr. Zahiri.

definition of nearsightedness and farsightedness and their differences