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What is astigmatism?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Oval eye shape: Refractive errors require either plus (farsighted) or minus (nearsighted) glasses + an extra amount if the eye is oval in shape (astigmatism). These are called refractive errors and can be corrected with glasses or contacts. The list of other eye problems is long and these are usually unrelated to astigmatism.
Answered on Dec 7, 2019
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