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I have trouble seeing while driving at night and when it rains. I have an astigmatism in both eyes. What can I do to help with my poor vision driving?

I have trouble seeing while driving at night and when it rains. I have an astigmatism in both eyes. What can I do to help with my poor vision driving?

Wear eyeglasses: I assume that you have visited an ophthalmologist to get a proper prescription for eyeglasses. This should be all you need to see well at night. Your examination will determine if there is another problem causing your night vision problems. ...Read more

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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I have an astigmatism in my right eye, the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?

I have an astigmatism in my right eye, the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?

No: You obviously have a very minor astigmatism. Many people, some of the nicest and brightest (inc. Me, ahem!) have much worse astigmatism which is correctable with glasses. It does not cause lazy eye or blindness. ...Read more

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Does astigmatism have anything to do with seeing at night?

Does astigmatism have anything to do with seeing at night?

Yes.: Astigmatism has to do with an individual seeing at night or day if the individual has astigmatism. The astigmatism must be corrected with the use of either spectacles or toric soft contact lenses or rigid gas permeable contacts in order to obtain one's best corrected vision. Astigmatism results when the eye, rather than being spherical, is more shaped like a football with two different curvatures. ...Read more

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Does astigmatism have anything to do with a tough time seeing at night?

Does astigmatism have anything to do with a tough time seeing at night?

Yes: At night, the pupil dilates to let in more light. Astigmatism is a distortion in the cornea that causes different focal lengths for light passing through different parts of the cornea into the lens. With a small aperture (constricted pupil), the differences do not cause noticeable blurring. At night, when the aperture is larger, the eye has less depth of field, so the imprecise focus. ...Read more

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Are air optix lenses for astigmatism and night time use?

Are air optix lenses for astigmatism and night time use?

Air optix lenses: These lenses can be used for day or night vision. But I would not recommend anyone to sleep with any kind of lenses on chronic basis because of the potential risks of corneal infection. I advise to either use daily lenses and remove prior to sleeping or take out and clean well before leaving them overrnight in a solution prescribed by the lens manufacturer. ...Read more

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.I'm being corrected for farsighted and astigmatism. I see better without them night is even worse?

.I'm being corrected for farsighted and astigmatism. I see better without them night is even worse?

Full time wear: Eyes have to get used to glasses. If you take them off and on, your eyes will not get used to them. All this is assuming, that you have been given the correct prescription. ...Read more

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I'm farsighted & astigmatism. My contacts are very blurry at night & during the day. The lenses are toric and don't seem dry. I see better w/out them.

Full time wear: Eyes have to get used to glasses. If you take them off and on, your eyes will not get used to them. All this is assuming, that you have been given the correct prescription. ...Read more

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Lately my eyes get horribly blurry at night (not in the dark). and its hard to keep them focused on anything Had eye exam: only astigmatism was found?

Lately my eyes get horribly blurry at night (not in the dark). and its hard to keep them focused on anything Had eye exam: only astigmatism was found?

Well then: Well if normal exam then perhaps fatigue try resting your eyes and cold compress over them. Try this first. If this fails back to the eye doctor ...Read more

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Saw a bit of a bright light at night in right eye. Doesn't happen frequently. I don't get much sleep. Happened one other occasion near right eye. (Have pinched nerve & astigmatism in right eye)?

Saw a bit of a bright light at night in right eye. Doesn't happen frequently. I don't get much sleep. Happened one other occasion near right eye. (Have pinched nerve & astigmatism in right eye)?

May be benign: Pressure on the eye can cause this, as well as changes in the retina, and migraines. It is not likely that your other conditions caused this. If your sight is ok, no need for alarm. ...Read more

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At night saw a bit of light near right eye (astigmatism in that one) I don't get much sleep due to my anxiety + pinched nerve in neck. Plus back is tense. What is this?

Eye lights: Was it from inside the eye or outside the eye? Was the eye touched or rubbed? Did it go away when on of the eyes was closed? These questions may help to sort out the cause. An eye exam can also be helpful when this is a recurrent phenomenon. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism & light sensitivity. I bought new glasses. Still have severe night time glare. Doc says eyes will adjust. Its been a month. Do I have to live with the glare? Visit another doctor?

I have astigmatism & light sensitivity. I bought new glasses. Still have severe night time glare. Doc says eyes will adjust. Its been a month. Do I have to live with the glare? Visit another doctor?

Glare: Glare can be due to many things besides astigmatism-- you may have a cataract, you may have other eye problems--- some people will use slightly tinted glasses for night driving-- others will use special mirrors that dim down with oncoming headlights from behind-- it is ok to get another opinion from another doc, but first, make sure the glasses were made correctly... ...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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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

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How do you diagnose an astigmatism?

How do you diagnose an astigmatism?

Refraction: Astigmatism is found when the refractive state of the eye is determined. It most commonly refers to a slight American football shape of the cornea rather than a soccer ball shape. Astigmatism results is images being out of focus in the eye ...Read more

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Can I get contacts for astigmatism?

Can I get contacts for astigmatism?

Yes: There are contact lenses to correct astigmatism - they are called toric lenses. Rigid lenses do a great job of correcting astigmatism as well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have astigmatism?

See your eye doctor: See your ophthalmologist or optometrist to be measured in their clinic. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have astigmatism?

Get examined: If you have a significant amount of astigmatism your vision will be blurry. See your eye doctor for a refraction to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Could you cure your astigmatism naturally?

No: There is no proven natural remedy or treatment for astigmatism. One can optically correct for astigmatism by wearing glasses, contact lenses, or having laser eye surgery. ...Read more

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What is the highest an astigmatism can go?

No limit: There is no specific limit. I have a patient with 17d of astigmatism but that was after trauma to the cornea. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a high astigmatism?

How do you know if you have a high astigmatism?

Exam: Get a good general exam including a refraction. Easy to tell once they have your eyeglass prescription ...Read more

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What is astigmatism? How can it comes to normal.

What is astigmatism? How can it comes to normal.

Normal finding: Most people have astigmatism which is when the front of the eye is not a perfect sphere. With significant astigmatism, your uncorrected (without glasses or contacts) vision is blurred.

So if you don't have blurred vision, you don't have significant astigmatism. If you do have blurred vision, your eye doctor can tell you if it is due astigmatism or another cause. ...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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What's lifestyle should I implement with astigmatism?

No changes: Astigmatism is just a extra steep curve in your cornea (sometimes the lens of the eye) and is easily corrected with glasses, contacts or laser refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Could you give me some info on intrernal astigmatism?

Astigmatism: Is when the eye is not perfectly spherical, kind of like an egg, but not that extreme. It is normal to have astigmatism, and correcting it is a normal part of a glasses or contact lens prescription. In other words, astigmatism is a normal part of most human eyes. ...Read more

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Are there any medications to improve my astigmatism?

Are there any medications to improve my astigmatism?

No: Only glasses (contact lenses), or surgery or an eye implant can fix your astigmatism. There are no medications, herbal or otherwise that can fix your astigmatism--. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Astigmatism?

Astigmatism: Astigmatism = an eye condition that prevents one from seeing clearly. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is my astigmatism if its -.075?

How harmful for your health is my astigmatism if its -.075?

Not much: This is a small amount of astigmatism. Most people who have this much astigmatism would see well without glasses. ...Read more

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What level of astigmatism is too high for regular contacts?

Astigmatism: Contact lens technology has advanced a great deal and a wide range of astigmatism can be corrected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me and how can you tell if you have astigmatism?

Evaluation: If you have gotten eyeglasses the astigmatism will be built in - just rotate the lens and look at a series of parallel lines and they will dramatically change as you turn it. If you have never had glasses, and you have it, it is probably minor but an ophthalmologist can easily measure you (refraction) to determine if it is present. It is not a big deal and is easily correctable mostly. ...Read more

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What are considered the most effective contacts for astigmatism?

There is no: Best lens. The best contact lens is the one that is fit to your eye, is comfortable and provides good vision. There are many brands of contact lenses and your eye care provider will help you with this decision. ...Read more

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Is astigmatism treatable?

Is astigmatism treatable?

Yes: Refractive correction, i.e. Glasses, contacts, laser, incisions, implants, etc. Should distinguish regular vs. Irregular through topography. ...Read more

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How to avoid astigmatism?

Cannot: At age 33 you cannot do anything to avoid astigmatism. Surgery may be able to correct astigmatism if you have it now. If you do not have any astigmatism at this time it is unlikely to be a problem in the future. ...Read more

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Astigmatism related to glaucoma?

Astigmatism related to glaucoma?

No: Astigmatism is the normal asymmetry of the cornea that most people have. It has no relationship to glaucoma. ...Read more