Myopia reduction with age?
November 22, 2007 12:59 AM Subscribe
Today's eye exam for this 40-something woman (a multifocal contact lenses wearer) showed a slight improvement in myopia versus what another optometrist recorded two years ago. My new optometrist was very thorough, caught some retinal thinning and other issues my previous optometrist had missed, and just seemed very sharp and trustworthy. But should I worry about the decreased myopia values and get my eyes checked again?
My old values:
RIGHT: -4.50, ADD +1.25, cylindrical -0.50, axis 180
LEFT: -6.50, ADD +1.25, no other values recorded
The new values:
RIGHT: -4.00, ADD +1.50, cylindrical -1.25, axis 180
LEFT: -6.00, ADD +1.50, cylindrical -0.75, axis 170
So it looks as if my myopia is slightly improved in both eyes, my presbyopia is slightly worse (expected) and my astigmatism is moderately worse. I now have an axis value for my left eye that wasn't recorded previously -- new astigmatism in that eye, or a recording error from my old optometrist?
So should I trust this new optometrist, as these are the kind of results I should expect from aging eyes, or what?