A 42-year-old member asked:

Can astigmatism and hyperopia to get significantly worse?

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Dr. Mark Suggs
39 years experience
Yes and no.: Astigmatism is normally stable, unless there is an underlying problem. Hyperopia (while it does not really increase) becomes more evident as we age, resulting in stronger glasses.
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Dr. Claude Belgrave
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Hyperopia get better: Hyperopia is when the anterior to posterior length of the eye is too short. When we are young and the eye is still growing it becomes less too short and therefore gets better.
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