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About how long does astigmatism last?

About how long does astigmatism last?

Long time: Astigmatism is typically from an abnormal corneal shape or lens shape, and this anatomy usually doesn't change or cancel out on it's own (need some kind of treatment like laser or lens surgery), but can be corrected for. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

An eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more


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Considering laser eye surgery. How effective is it and how long does it last? Does it help for astigmatism too?

Considering laser eye surgery. How effective is it and how long does it last? Does it help for astigmatism too?

Yes, generally: So long as you're a good candidate (which will be determined from your per-surgical testing & exam) you will likely have excellent results including correction of most cases of astigmatism. The results will probably last into you 40's when some degree of presbyopia (trouble with near focusing) will start. Discuss the specifics of your situation with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How long will it take for me to get used to my new glasses (astigmatism)?

How long will it take for me to get used to my new glasses (astigmatism)?

It varies : It takes some time to get used to glasses when you have astigmatism, and it depends on your prescription and individual situation it takes longer if you are wearing glasses for the first time, and there may be other factors like going from contact lenses to glasses and change of frame from large frame to small frame. ...Read more

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How long does it take for vision to normalize after lasik surgery for an astigmatism?

How long does it take for vision to normalize after lasik surgery for an astigmatism?

LASIK: Vision can improve significantly by the next day. Over the next week or two, the vision will further improve. In general, visual recovery after lasik is very fast. ...Read more

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Can you get an astigmatism from working in front of the computer for too long?

Can you get an astigmatism from working in front of the computer for too long?

NO: Astimatism is a type of refractive error like myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). It is basically determined by the length of the eye and the shape of the front surface (cornea) of the eye. Sustained focusing for near may induce a progression (higher prescription) of a myopic refractive error but not asigmatism. ...Read more

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It takes 20 times longer for my eyes to accomadote from bright to dim. Is my astigmatism that bad?

It takes 20 times longer for my eyes to accomadote from bright to dim. Is my astigmatism that bad?

No association: Astigmatism has no relationship to dark adaptation. Dark adaptation gets worse with age. If yours is much worse than similarly aged friends, then you should see an ophthalmologist to have it investigated. It could be a sign of a rare retina disease. (most cases turn out to be normal.). ...Read more

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Without wearing my glasses i get sometimes blurry vision that last for a few seconds and i don't see anything clear.i have miopia and astigmatism.

Without wearing my glasses i get sometimes blurry vision that last for a few seconds and i don't see anything clear.i have miopia and astigmatism.

Eye dryness: This is a common symptom in eyes that are dry. However you might also have an inadequate prescription if this symptoms is persistent. Check with your ophthalmologist for the best solution. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism?

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error is what causes a patient to require glasses or contact lenses to see better. Astigmatism is typically when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism?

Corneal curvature: Astigmatism just means that your cornea is not perfectly spherically shaped and instead has different curvatures in different directions (kind of like a football in the extreme example). Everyone has some degree of astigmatism although not everyone has enough to notice it. I doubt you "need" any surgery. ...Read more

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How bad is astigmatism?

How bad is astigmatism?

Usually not: Astigmatism is a physical curvature aspect of the cornea and lens of the eye which in effect makes the eye oval. The term astigmatism is from physics and is not usually a bad thing. The correction is a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contacts. Most astigmatism is small and easily corrected. Sometimes it is large or irregular and that make perfect vision difficult. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes astigmatism?

Eye growth: Mosty astigmatism is due to the way the eye develops as it grows and is due to differential growth in one axis causing an ovalness of the need for glasses. Some astigmatism can also be from eye trauma. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism be cured?

Can astigmatism be cured?

Yes: Astigmatism is an irregularity of the cornea that is generally treated with glasses or contact lenses. It can be surgically 'cured' with laser vision corrrection ( lasik or prk ) or incisional corneal procedures. ...Read more

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How common is astigmatism?

How common is astigmatism?

Very common: Small degrees are very common but are easily corrected with glasses. Big amounts can be difficult to correct but is less frequent. ...Read more

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How is astigmatism treated?

How is astigmatism treated?

Contact lenses: The irregularities in the curvature of the cornea can be addressed though customized contact lenses. ...Read more

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What does astigmatism mean?

Not spherical: Astigmatism means that the front window of the eye, the cornea, is not spherical. It is shaped like the side of an egg. Astigmatism is normal. ...Read more