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Does eye strain from watching tv in the dark worsen astigmatism?

Does eye strain from watching tv in the dark worsen astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is an intrinsic property of the lens and cornea. Watching tv in the dark is no worse than taking a walk outside. You may have some glare but this should have no effect on astigmatism. ...Read more

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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


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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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It takes 20 times longer for my eyes to accomadote from bright to dim. Is my astigmatism that bad?

It takes 20 times longer for my eyes to accomadote from bright to dim. Is my astigmatism that bad?

No association: Astigmatism has no relationship to dark adaptation. Dark adaptation gets worse with age. If yours is much worse than similarly aged friends, then you should see an ophthalmologist to have it investigated. It could be a sign of a rare retina disease. (most cases turn out to be normal.). ...Read more

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Can having an astigmatism in one eye affect the other?

Can having an astigmatism in one eye affect the other?

Yes: If there is any difference/imbalance from one eye to another including astigmatism, this can cause eye strain or even headaches. Correcting the imbalance should relieve the symtoms. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism compared to other visual or eye problems?

What is astigmatism compared to other visual or eye problems?

Oval eye shape: Refractive errors require either plus (farsighted) or minus (nearsighted) glasses + an extra amount if the eye is oval in shape (astigmatism). These are called refractive errors and can be corrected with glasses or contacts. The list of other eye problems is long and these are usually unrelated to astigmatism. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to find dominant eye with astigmatism?

Test: Astigmatism does not affect this. Hold out your thumb at arms length using it to cover a number on a wall clock. Then close one eye and then the other. The thumb will stay over the number from the dominant eye when you close the non-dominant eye, but will jump to one side when you close the dominant eye. And which eye do you sight a telescope with? The dominant eye. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get lens correction for astigmatism in one eye?

Is it recommended to get lens correction for astigmatism in one eye?

Maybe: It depends on the amount of astigmatism, the age of the patient and the visual needs. See your ophthalmologist for the most appropriate advice. ...Read more