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Does Astigmatism Get Progressively Worse
It might: Almost all degrees of astigmatism can be corrected with properly prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses. For a person with only a slight degree of astigmatism, corrective lenses may not be needed at all, as long as other conditions such as nearsightedness or farsightedness are not present. If the astigmatism is moderate to high, however, corrective lenses are probably needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not Unlikely: Lasik does not reverse myopia, but rather creates a compensatory corneal abnormality based on measurements at one point in time. The eyes change continuously over a lifetime, until the ninth decade or tenth decade of life. Minor touch-up refractive surgeries or reversion to eyeglasses for reading at least is common. Some university ophthalmologists make a career of fixing residual lasik problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can astigmatism get worse from being corrected successfully with glasses to being told to need laser surgery?
I have astigmatism & im far sighted (l eye: -7.25 r eye: -7.50). Can I get laser eye surgery to correct it? I'm 16 & my eyesight gets worse every year
Not yet age stabilit: Myopia and astigmatism can be corrected with laser. Minimum approved age is 18. (Are you 16 or 22?) In addition to your prescription testing for stability, other very important tests and a dilated exam will be done by your ophthalmologist to see if you are a candidate then. There are other treatments that can correct your vision as well if your are not a good laser candidate. ...Read more
Will my astigmatism get worse if i don't wear my glasses? My primary care physician referred me to an ophthalmologist after i developed chronic headaches about 10 years ago. I was told i had a slight astigmatism and while it wasn't affecting my sight in
No evidence: Astigmatism is due to irregular corneal curvature usually. Wearing glasses is unlikely to affect astigmatism. Because hard contact lenses can change the shape of the cornea, not wearing them will allow the cornea to revert to its original curvature. So not wearing your contacts might result in slight worsening of astigmatism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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