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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Eye and Vision Care
Each Eye is Seeing a Different Size of Print
I just noticed that when I cover one eye and read something and then switch eyes-they each see the print differently. My left eyes sees it bigger (actually what I am seeing with both eyes) and when I look at the print with just my right eye, the print looks smaller. I`ve done this about 10 times and consistently there is a difference.
I am 57 years old and terribly nearsighted-I`ve worn glasses since I was 8. I have my eyes checked yearly but I never noticed this problem before.
This may be something benign or it may be the sign of some early changes in your retina. As a nearsighted person, you are at greater risk of some problems like macular degeneration and retinal detachment. You should be receiving yearly dilated eye exams, and it may be time.
Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University