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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have an astigmatism in my right eye , the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when i'm driving can i get lazy eye or blind worried?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Lazy eye is weakness of the eye muscles can't happen from astigmatism. You can't get blind from astigmatism also.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: You obviously have a very minor astigmatism. Many people, some of the nicest and brightest (inc. me, ahem!) have much worse astigmatism which is correctable with glasses. It does not cause lazy eye or blindness.

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Last updated Apr 8, 2018

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