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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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How do you get a astigmatism if you never had a eye injury or surgery. What else can cause it?

How do you get a astigmatism if you never had a eye injury or surgery.  What else can cause it?

just happens in som: Three children out of ten between ages of 5 to 17 have astigmatism it is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to inability of the optics of eye to focus on object to sharp image on cornea it can be due to irregular or toric curvature of the cornea or lens. ...Read more

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Can i get contacts for astigmatism?

Yes: There are contact lenses to correct astigmatism - they are called toric lenses. Rigid lenses do a great job of correcting astigmatism as well. ...Read more

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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 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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Can someone with an astigmatism get contacts?

Can someone with an astigmatism get contacts?

Sure!: Most eyes with astigmatism can be fitted into astigmaticaly corrected contact lenses (toric) and in few cases more unusual cases may need to be fitted into hard contact lenses or specialty fits. Rarely, it is s bad, that they can no longer be fitted! ...Read more

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Will my irregular astigmatism get worse as I age?

Depends: It depends on the cause. Best suggestion is to ask your eye doctor about your specific case. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where to get contacts online for high astigmatism?

Need expert advice! where to get contacts online for high astigmatism?

Hi risk!: People with high astigmatism are the toughest to fit properly with contact lens. Please see an eyecare provider to fit you well and recheck the fit after a few weeks use! you are not obligated to buy any product there. Ask for references and a copy of your prescription to buy anywhere! ...Read more

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How can I get cosmetic lenses for astigmatism?

How can I get cosmetic lenses for astigmatism?

See ophtho or optom: See an ophthalmologist first and then an optometrist for options available. ...Read more

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