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A 29-year-old member asked:

do they always have to dilate your eyes in order to diagnose astigmatism and prescribe glasses?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Sometimes a dilated cycloplegic refraction is more accurate in young patients.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Have an astigmatism in both eyes. Will i need to get contacts or glasses?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Either: You can correct astigmatism either way. You need to correct it if you are unhappy with your vision.

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Last updated Jun 23, 2014

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