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I'm just wondering, if you have astigmatism, what age do you have to be to wear contacts?

I'm just wondering, if you have astigmatism, what age do you have to be to wear contacts?

Maturity: The issue is whether the person in question is old enough to put in and take out the lenses and care for the lenses without assistance. It is a matter of maturity rather than the astigmatism. No one else can take the responsibility for the lenses except the wearer. ...Read more

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Astigmatism (Definition)

Astigmatism is 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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What can cause myopia and astigmatism after age 20?

What can cause myopia and astigmatism after age 20?

Not unusual: Myopia and astigmatism can progress through the mid 20s in some cases - not usually to much of a degree. You might have had a good tolerance of blur prior to age 20 and only now are concerned about the blur. These are usually intrinsic - there is no "cause". ...Read more

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Why did i get astigmatism vision at age 19?

Why did i get astigmatism vision at age 19?

Astigmatism: Means that the front surface of the eye is not perfectly spherical. In other words, more like the side of an egg than an orange. Most eyes have astigmatism. If you have significant astigmatism, your vision will be blurred and you will need glasses or contact lenses to see well. ...Read more

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Do wearing of glasses to correct astigmatism at the age of 3yrs also helps to stimulate the eye development(getting cornea round) faster in kids ?

Do wearing of  glasses to correct astigmatism at the age of 3yrs also helps to stimulate the  eye development(getting cornea round) faster in kids ?

Glasses don't change: Wearing glasses refocuses the eyes do that the brains gets a clear image. This helps prevent amblyopia (lazy eye) in children. Wearing glasses does not affect the growth of the eye and won't increase or decrease the changes in shape of the eye over time. The biggest reason to wear glasses is to ensure normal vision development (prevent amblyopia). ...Read more

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Will my irregular astigmatism get worse as I age?

Depends: It depends on the cause. Best suggestion is to ask your eye doctor about your specific case. ...Read more

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Developed mild irregular astigmatism 5 yrs post lasik. Will it get worse with age?

Not Unlikely: Lasik does not reverse myopia, but rather creates a compensatory corneal abnormality based on measurements at one point in time. The eyes change continuously over a lifetime, until the ninth decade or tenth decade of life. Minor touch-up refractive surgeries or reversion to eyeglasses for reading at least is common. Some university ophthalmologists make a career of fixing residual lasik problems. ...Read more

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I'm myopic since I remember (Now I've got astigmatism too) and every year it gets a bit worse. Does it ever stop worsening? Like at a certain age?

Advancing myopia: Myopia results from horizontally lengthening of the eye ball. It keeps increasing in length usually as long as person is growing (about 22 years in female and 25 years in male). A rare disorder is 'degenerative myopia'. Astigmatism results from corneal surface irregularity. Consult an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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We have a 4 years old nephew, he was diagnosed with astigmatism and strabism;what is the recommended treatment at his age and minimum age for surgery?

We have a 4 years old nephew, he was diagnosed with astigmatism and strabism;what is the recommended treatment at his age and minimum age for surgery?

Depends: The timing and or use of surgery is usually based on the amount of success gained by patching.If the kid won't tolerate patching, glasses that blur the better eye are sometimes used.If patching corrects the strabismus, surgery is avoided. If alignment is bad for too long (years), any surgery would be cosmetic (alignment).I've seen it done on 2yo's ...Read more

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