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Anisometropia… It’s Not An Eye Disease in Medicine Hat

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ANISOMETROPIA (an-ee-so-meh-TRO-pee-ah)

Some patients require a significantly different refractive correction between their right and left eyes.  Minor differences in prescription are normal but extreme differences may cause discomfort, poor vision (amblyopia) and /or the inability to use your eyes as a team.  The cause of anisometropia is typically natural, such as a childhood illness or a high fever.

The difference in prescription requires a difference in THICKNESS of each lens of your eyeglasses. This may cause the brain to perceive the two images differently, causing difficulties in in-depth perception. In most cases, the passage of time will allow your eyes to focus simultaneously and obtain a clear, comfortable vision. Occasionally, a contact lens correction may help eyeglasses do not provide sufficient comfort or cosmetic satisfaction. In extreme cases, refractive surgery may be considered.

For more information or to book an eye exam, please call the office.

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Written by Dr. Clark Hyde

Dr. Clark Hyde graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2011. While in optometry school, he completed clinical externships in both Michigan and Utah, focusing on pediatrics and ocular disease.

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