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Astigmatism Night 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
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?
Whether to wear glasses all the time or just for driving, when having a astigmatism. Which is better?
Wear glasses: If you want to see better. You will not help or hurt your eyes if you wear them or not wear them. ...Read more
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
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
Why can't I see at night with my contact lens? I have astigmatism and I've tried changing the lens
Blurriness: Blurriness just a night could be due to an under correction in your lens prescription. ...Read more
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
.I'm being corrected for farsighted and astigmatism. I see better without them night is even worse?
I'm farsighted with a mild astigmatism (90) do I have to have my astigmatism collect when wearing contacts? I see clear without them night is awful
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
Ghosting of vision (night light;reading white text in black background) in eyes. Doc checked cornea and lens with slit lamp: no issues. Astigmatism?
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)?
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?
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
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
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
Yes: Soft toric lenses work well for this. ...Read more
It is okay: But you would be blurred; so why would you want to do so? ...Read more