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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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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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Astigmatism in young children, what to do?

Astigmatism in young children, what to do?

Eye exam: If concerned for astigmatism have child tested by optometrist who is comfortable w pediatrics or a pediatric ophthalmologist if there is one near you. Will likely need vision correction in some form ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is astigmatism in children?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is astigmatism in children?

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 one has significant astigmatism, the vision will be blurred and the person will need glasses or contact lenses to see well. ...Read more

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Do you need to check for astigmatism in children 4 years old?

Do you need to check for astigmatism in children 4 years old?

Yes: Not necessarily common, but by 4 y/o, all kids should have at least a good screening viual exam. ...Read more

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Children astigmatism do you need glasses with lasik?

Children astigmatism do you need glasses with lasik?

LASIK 4 astigmatism: Lasik can do a great job of treating even very high amounts of astigmatism. The higher the astigmatism, the greater is the benefit of laser eye surgery. Lasik for astigmatism improves the quality and quantity of the vision when compared to glasses and contact lenses. There should be no need for glasses after lasik in most cases. Lasik is not appropriate until the eye is stable. So not for kids. ...Read more

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Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...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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What is the best brand of contacts for astigmatism?

Contacts Astigmatism: Some people with high degrees of astigmatism cannot use soft toric contact lenses. Instead, they may require a gas permeable lens to correct their vision. Gas permeable lenses give crisper vision but may be less comfortable to wear. ...Read more

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