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What does it mean to be nearsighted or farsighted?

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  • ALee Duffner, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
    Significantly nearsighted people of any age can read without glasses, but vision of distant objects is blurred without glasses. Farsighted people first need glasses to read and then, as they age, also need glasses for clear distance vision.
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