I just had my yearly physical, and leared my vision in my left eye is 20/15 while my vision in my left eye is 20/35. Now, the doctor says I do not need correction for this, but I wanted more information, as it does bother me, but I can’t find anything.
IANAD/N (I am not a doctor/nurse), but I do work in ophthalmology. Without having your chart in front of me, my utter wild-ass guess is that it sounds like an extremely minor case of nearsightedness (aka myopia) in your right eye. The doctor should be able to tell you if this is indeed his judgement. 20/35 vision in one eye doesn’t require correction, typically, especially since your other eye is slightly better than average.
This is not a medical diagnosis, etc., etc. If you’re really concerned, see an optometrist (OD) or ophthalmologist (MD) for a second opinion. An optometrist visit would be cheaper most likely, and would at least be able to tell if there’s anything to be worried about.
I just wish they were the same. I think it is causing headaches and other, well not pain all the time, but very, very uncomfortable. It is the difference in the two that bothers me. It is new, an so are my migraines, which are always on the right side, which is the side that bothers me.
Thank you for the answers though. I will make an appointment. Too bad our medical election changes ended Monday. I’ve never had eye problems before, so I opted out of the insurance…
Side note: Was the right eye 20/32, instead of 20/35? I’m not familiar with how one could get 20/35 as a result, but I don’t know all of the methods of checking visual acuity and it’s possible one uses 20/35 as a rating.
I know I’m a bit late to the party, but it’s called anisometropia, if the two eyes have different refractive states.
If you’re talking about best corrected VA, meaning they stuck lenses in front of both eyes and 20/35 was the best you could do in your “bad” eye, then that could very well be amblyopia. But there’s no way to tell without knowing your refractive history.
cromulent: jujuju said it is not amblyopia
gigi: 20/15 does not mean hyperopia, it just means excellent visual accuity for far objects
As cromulent notes, we don’t know the cause of the dimished accuity in the 20/35 eye is. Myopia is just the most likely of several possible causes.
jujuju: I agree with Chief Pedant, if it bothers you, and is correctable, get a pair of spectacles. It is up to you to say whether or not you need corrective lenses, not the doctor.