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Best Astigmatism Program
I want to get contacts, but I have astigmatism (don't see as sharply). What is the best brand for astignatism?
No: Astigmatism is due to irregular curvature in the cornea. The cornea focuses light onto the retina. Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid that makes up some of the pigments in the retina, specifically the macula, the center-the part of the eye that senses light. Lutein supplements can reduce the risk of some age related retinal problems but have no effect on astigmatism or the health of the cornea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?
Our : Our laser technology has improved to the point that we can reliably treat mild to moderate amounts of regular astigmatism, but there are still patients with astigmatism who do not qualify for laser vision correction. The best way to determine if laser vision correction would be a safe and reliable way to treat your eyes is to seek a consultation. Your doctor will examine your corneas with several different methods in order to make this determination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Born left eye astigmatism. Now right eye seems to be fading. What are the best most comprehensive tests for disease/problems for eyes?spare no expense
I'm 24 years old, and am considering corrective surgery. Should i wait until a certain age to do have any kind of surgery? I have astigmatism, and mild myopia, and my vision was around -1.25 in both eyes. Also, what kind of surgery would be best?
Astigmatism: Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error is what causes a patient to require glasses or contact lenses to see better. Astigmatism is typically when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corneal curvature: Astigmatism just means that your cornea is not perfectly spherically shaped and instead has different curvatures in different directions (kind of like a football in the extreme example). Everyone has some degree of astigmatism although not everyone has enough to notice it. I doubt you "need" any surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Astigmatism is a physical curvature aspect of the cornea and lens of the eye which in effect makes the eye oval. The term astigmatism is from physics and is not usually a bad thing. The correction is a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contacts. Most astigmatism is small and easily corrected. Sometimes it is large or irregular and that make perfect vision difficult. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more