I am 53yr old male. I have had mild myopia since childhood. My prescription has stabilized at round -1.5 in both eyes. I only ever wear monofocal glasses for distance vision as my near vision is still clear. I am assuming the myopia is compensation for the age related loss of lens flexibility.
6 years ago I suddenly noticed a distinct change in vision in my right eye. Distant objects were suddenly clear without correction while near vision became blurry. I went through extensive testing including corneal topography and the Ophthalmologist diagnosis was that the shift in vision was a combination of irregular astigmatism and beginning of a cataract (he could not see the cataract, but concluded it was there from the results of the corneal topography test).
Over the course of about a year, my right eye gradually went back to how it was before this sudden change. I once again had clear near vision without glasses and clear far vision with my prescription in both eyes. My annual eye exams were uneventful. And by the way none of the optometrists could see any signs of a cataract or anything else wrong with my eyes.
Now 6 years later the same thing is happening with my left eye.... Far vision is suddenly clear without glasses and near is blurry. I am hesitant to go to the same Ophthalmologist, since I don't have the confidence his diagnosis was correct.
If anybody has any suggestions or can recommend a course of action, please let me know.