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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

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...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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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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Having astigmatism -- how does it affect vision?

Having astigmatism -- how does it affect vision?

Blur of vision: An astigmatic eye has optics that are some degree of ovalness. This produces a blur oval which lowers the acuity. Astigmatism is common, mostly lower orders of power, but sometimes very high. Correction is a reverse astigmatism built into the glasses or contacts. Your ophthalmologist can determine the degree of this in you and write out the proper correction. ...Read more

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What is irregular astigmatism, effect on vision?

What is irregular astigmatism, effect on vision?

Irregular astigmatis: Irregular astigmatism is due to ocular surface ireregularity which caused uneven focusing of light and poor vision. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a astigmatism, but have perfect vision?

Is it possible for you to have a astigmatism, but have perfect vision?

Yes it is: Absolutely! there are many powers of astigmatism. Your eye can focus through some astigmatism. Not everyone with astigmatism needs glasses. ...Read more

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If I have astigmatism, will glasses still distort my vision?

No: Almost all eyes have astigmatism which simply means that the eye is not perfectly spherical. Most glasses contain a correction for astigmatism to reduce or eliminate the distortion it causes. ...Read more

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If i don't wear my glasses for astigmatism will my vision get worse . ?

If i don't wear my glasses for astigmatism will my vision get worse . ?

You won't C as well : Astigmatism is due to an unevenly curved cornea, that when light's reflected in, it doesn't produce a point focus on the retina. Your vision may not get worse, but you'll see blurry images w/o correction. If you don't like glasses, ask for a contact lens prescription that you can wear during the day, as it's often best not to wear it full time, so that your eyes can take a break, and just use your glasses. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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