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A 31-year-old member asked:

should i wear glasses over contacts to help with farsightedness and astigmatism?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Can help these: Contact lenses come in virtually all possible powers, including ones that correct farsightedness and astigmatism at the same time. The lenses tend to have few power choices for extreme farsightedness compared to nearsightedness, however. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can fit for contact lenses.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Neither of parents wears glasses. Why is it that I can't see well?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons you may not be able to see 20/20 without correction. It is not entirely dependent on genetics. In fact, most simple refractive errors are due to individual factors not genetic. Environmental exposure, history of illness, other current medical conditions, and many unknown causes affect vision, be it simple refractive errors like near-sightedness or not.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a link between kidney problems and developing astigmatism in a 4 year old?

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Dr. Arun Gulani
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Astigmatism & Kidney: Usually no direct correlation with kidney as astigmatism is due to a football shaped cornea. Kidney disease could be incidentally associated. Theoretically, kidney infection causing high fever may cause astigmatism (anecdotal reports). Clinically not common.
A 39-year-old member asked about a member:

How does a parent know when to get their child glasses?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Screening: At each well child visit (typically once a year) your child will get vision screening and a referral to an eye doctor will be made if needed. Elementary school children may also get screened at school. Babies sometimes need glasses if their eyes do not move together or are misaligned. Talk to your pediatrician if you are concerned about this!
A 27-year-old member asked:

Can corneal abrasion cause astigmatism?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Usually not: Corneal abrasions are superficial defects in the clear layer of cells on top of the cornea called the epithelium. These usually heal without problems - possibly recurrent erosion. Deeper injuries such as lacerations and perforations can most definitely induce astigmatism - sometimes being difficult to correct with glasses.
A 52-year-old member asked:

If you wear glasses for a long time, how will it affect the condition of your eyes?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No effect: Wearing glasses or contacts does not change the prescription of the glasses.

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