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If i nearsighted, what it will be twenty years later, would

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If i nearsighted, what it will be twenty years later, would i be blind?
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist replied 8 years ago
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Hello there

what is your age? What is your prescription, that is how near sighted are you? have you had any dilated retinal exams looking for retinal problems? if so what was seen?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
im 18, my prescription is -6.00, BC:8.4, D:14.00. i don't have retinal problems, i just nearsighted, will my eye get weaker when time go on. What it will be in the future?
Eye Doctor: Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist replied 8 years ago

Hello there

you have moderate amount of myopia (near sighthedness). If your retina is healthy, you can expect to have a pretty normal life with good eye sight and minimal problems. It is possible that the strenght of the contacts may need to increase as time goes on but that is simply a matter of updating the prescription. Most people with your level of near sightedness do not go blind due to problems. You should do just as well, Dr. Stevens

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thank you doctor
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You are so very welcome, Regards
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