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my astigmatism getting worse with farsightedness, help?

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Normal: Farsightedness with and without astigmatism is something you are born with. After age 38 the accommodative power of the lens decreases. People then "manifest' their hyperopic astigmatism. And it does seem to increase specially if it is significant amount, from age 38-45 rapidly. As long as you don't have any other eye diseases this is a normal phenomenon. See your ophthalmologist.

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Does astigmatism cause motion sickness?

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Astigmatism & Motion: Astigmatism can cause refractive double vision or streaks and that in some cases can cause vision disturbances which can lower the threshold in a susceptible individual for simulating motion sickness.
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Does hyperopia change with age?

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It may: Hyperopia may change, namely, getting worse. Also, when your vision gets older, your hyperopia will change as well.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is an astigmatism and will I eventually need glasses if it is just mild?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Distortion: Astigmatism is an optical "warping" of the focus usually resulting from a slightly football-shaped cornea. If mild, it provides greater depth of field, if more blur. Glasses may reduce the subjective sensation of blur. Get a refraction from your eye doctor and try with and without lenses to see what you prefer.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is astigmatism. Does it have anything to do with glaucoma?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Different things: Astigmatism is a refractive error of the eye, typically either from the cornea or lens. It is typically corrected with either glasses or contacts. This is different from glaucoma. However, glaucoma and astigmatism can occur at the same time, especially after glaucoma surgery where incisions on the eye can change astigmatism.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I want to get contacts, but I have astigmatism (don't see as sharply). What is the best brand for astignatism?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor: There are several brands of contact lenses that can help you. One brand may be more comfortable to you than another. The best way to know is to have your eye doctor examine your eyes and provide you with a pair to test how they work for you.

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