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Hmmm.....I can't think of a reason why your distance vision would not be able to be corrected to normal just because, for many years, that eye had a contact lens in it so that it was set for near vision. It is possible that there was some corneal warping due to a incorrectly fit GP lens and, if this were the case, corneal topography would quickly pinpoint this cause.
So. In a nutshell: This is not normal. It would be strange for it to be a consequence of your previous monovision fit. Could it be from "aging"? Sure. But that means that you would have some other sort of eye pathology such as cataract etc. Our eyes don't "wear out" just because we are getting older :o)
As you know, in the spectrum of training in the art of eye disease diagnosis and treatment, an optician is at the bottom of the food chain. As such I would have to agree with your thought: Go see an ophthalmologist so that the cause of your problem can be ascertained.
I think that once the cause can be found it should be able to be fixed so you can start enjoying clear distance vision in both eyes.
Does this make sense to you?
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