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what happens in astigmatism.?

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Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Distorted vision: Regular astigmatism is a refractive error produced when your eye generates an image as if the light rays passed through a glass football. Glasses, contact lenses, or laser vision correction can correct the error so you can see better.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes astigmatism?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Irregular Cornea: Astigmatism usually is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. Instead of the cornea having a symmetrically round shape (like a baseball), it is shaped more like a football, with one meridian being significantly more curved than the meridian perpendicular to it. Astigmatism usually causes vision to be blurred or distorted to some degree at all distances.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I stop my astigmatism from getting worse?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
You cannot: With the exception of certain eye diseases, most people's prescription, including astigmatism, is stable from the early 20s to the middle to late 40s and sometimes beyond. You can correct for this with glasses, contacts or laser vision correction.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens if someone with astigmatism wear color contacts?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Their eyes: Change color. Be sure to get the colored contacts that correct astigmatism.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What if the doctor gave wrong prescription for astigmatism what will happened?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Nothing: In an adult wearing the wrong glasses prescription will not cause any harm although your vision may be blurry while wearing the wrong glasses.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What happens if I have severe astigmatism will I be able to pass my drivers exam?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: Can you see well with glasses or contacts? If yes, then you will pass. If not, then see an ophthalmologist for treatment.

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