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How to reduce cylindrical axis power in eye?

How to reduce cylindrical axis power in eye?

Surgery: Surgery like LASIK or PRK will correct astigmatism which is what cylindrical axis power represents. Otherwise glasses or contacts will compensate for the vision defect. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

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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Right/left eye-sphere-0/0 cylinder=-2/-1 axis-120/15.Got glasses 1st time. I have astigmatism. After 2 days of wearing glass square looks like trapezoid?

Right/left eye-sphere-0/0 cylinder=-2/-1 axis-120/15.Got glasses 1st time. I have astigmatism. After 2 days of wearing glass square looks like trapezoid?

Give it time: Distortion from astigmatic correction can take some time to adjust to. Your vision will not be as clear without the astigmatic correction. Wear the glasses full time, so yo can adjust. Worse case scenario, you have the astigmatism added to your prescription in steps over a years time. This is costly though. ...Read more

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I have given a 0.5 cylindrical power in my left eye with 20° axis. My question is should I need to wear a spects.

I have given a 0.5 cylindrical power in my left eye with 20° axis. My question is should I need to wear a spects.

Depends: If you otherwise see well enough without spectacles in with both eyes, you likely can just monitor your vision. Astigmatism tends to have more symptoms of blur of too high and especially at nighttime. 0.5 cylinder at 020 degrees axis is low order, but oblique in nature, which also tends to be more symptomatic. Have your eyes monitored. You can always wear spectacles if your vision is blurry. ...Read more

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I have a cylindrical power of -0.5 (both eyes) with axis 90 on left eyes and 85 on right eyes. Is it necessary to wear my glasses all day?

I have a cylindrical power of -0.5 (both eyes) with axis 90 on left eyes and 85 on right eyes. Is it necessary to wear my glasses all day?

Probably not: You have a mild astigmatism and at 20 years of age, are probably able to see quite well without glasses. If you get headaches when you read you might consider glasses. ...Read more

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I have a sph power of -0.75 in left eye and -1 in right eye. My right eye also has cylindrical power of -0.5, axis 100. Should I wear glasses always?

I have a sph power of -0.75 in left eye and -1 in right eye. My right eye also has cylindrical power of -0.5, axis 100. Should I wear glasses always?

Your choice: Glasses are an optical improvement but not a medical item. If you need the clarity of vision these glasses can provide, then by all means wear them. But you do no harm living with a little blur and your powers indicate that reading should be no issue at all. Either way, the health of the eyes will not compromised. ...Read more

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Cylinder -3.00 left axis 175 I know I have an astigmatism but how bad is it?

Cylinder -3.00 left axis 175 I know I have an astigmatism but how bad is it?

Moderately bad: 3 diopters of cylinder is reasonably severe astigmatism. Not horrible, but not mild either. ...Read more

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3yr old has astigmatism (sphere : od : +5.00 os+0.75) cylinder : od : -0.75 os : -0.50) (axis : od 110. Os :020) does he really need glasses? Ty

3yr old has astigmatism (sphere : od : +5.00 os+0.75) cylinder : od : -0.75 os : -0.50) (axis : od 110. Os :020) does he really need glasses? Ty

Needs attention: The principal issue is the big difference between the sphere in your child's refraction (+5.00 right eye and +0.75 for the left). This is a set up for the brain to ignore the right eye which has such a high power. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist with an M.D. And stop going to an optometrist to make sure that your child's vision is preserved in both eyes. The astigm. Is minor. ...Read more

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3yr old son has astigmatism (sphere :od+5.00 os:+0.75) (cylinder od: - 0.75 os: -0.50) (axis od:110 os: 020) does he really need glasses? Ty

May be: He has an asymmetric correction (anisometropia). His right is very far sighted (hyperopic), but the left eye has sl correction which is normal for his age. The huge differences in both eye may lead to a lazy right eye (ambylopia). He prefers to look through his left eye. He will need to wear glasses and patch 1-2 hours per day to the left to help to develope his visaul pathway in the right eye. ...Read more

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Are the astigmatism axis read counterclockwise or clockwise? On both eyes? Is the same to have 4 or to have 176? Or is there a 8 degree difference?

Are the astigmatism axis read counterclockwise or clockwise? On both eyes? Is the same to have 4 or to have 176? Or is there a 8 degree difference?

Read on 180 axis: Think of astigmatism as a foot ball type oval. The orientation of the points of the football determines the axis which can be horizontal (180 degrees) or vertical at 90 degrees or anything in between. It is read clockwise with no overlap so there is no set of numbers higher than 180 degrees. ...Read more

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What does a sphere number of +0.50 and cylinder number of -0.25 mean (axis 179 degrees) (left eye is +0.25, -0.25, 14 degrees respectively)?

What does a sphere number of +0.50 and cylinder number of -0.25 mean (axis 179 degrees) (left eye is +0.25, -0.25, 14 degrees respectively)?

Eyeglass powers: These are small numbers and probably means the vision of this person is good without glasses. The first number (sphere) is whether a magnifying or minifying lens is needed. The cylinder is the amount of ovalness and the axis is the orientation of the oval (vertical is 90 degrees and horizontal 180 degrees and other numbers are in between). ...Read more

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Can you please explain what this eye prescription means? 0.D. Cylinder -0.25 axis 90 o.S -0.50 axis 75?

Can you please explain what this eye prescription means? 0.D. Cylinder -0.25 axis 90 o.S -0.50 axis 75?

Don't worry: It means that you have an incredibly weak prescription and probably don't even need glasses. ...Read more

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Please advise what is spherical, cylindrical & axis according to eye prescrption?

Please advise what is spherical, cylindrical & axis according to eye prescrption?

Powers: Spherical is the basic power of how plus or minus a correction you need. Astigmatism is the ovalness of the eye and the cylinder refers to the power (how much) ovalness there is and the axis is the orientation of the ovalness (from 0 degrees to 180 degrees). ...Read more

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I have right sphere -5.5 cylinder -0.5 axis 175. Shall I need tropical or bifocal lense for right eye?

Probably not: At your age I assume the power for the left eye is similar. You would need ordinary spectacles and do not have to consider multifocals until you reach your 40s. ...Read more

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Eye test report spherical +.75 cylindrical -.5 axis 180 axis. Symptoms headache work on computer daily basis for 4 hours?

Hyperopia: Or farsightedness can cause the symptoms you are experiencing, especially if you work on a computer for prolonged periods of time. It's worthwhile wearing glasses containing your prescription to help your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism on both eyes, with left eye a cylinder of 1.0 I am told there are no brands with 1.0 which makes it blurry. What can I do?

I have astigmatism on both eyes, with left eye a cylinder of 1.0 I am told there are no brands with 1.0 which makes it blurry. What can I do?

0.75 OK: If you are referring to contact lenses, then one with a cylinder of 0.75 would be fine. The number does not have to be exact, and the contact lens itself will mask the final 0.25. ...Read more

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Are these eye exams bad: right cylinder -0.75, axis 003. left cylinder -0.50, left axis 142. Is this sign of neurological disease or something serious?

Are these eye exams bad: right cylinder -0.75, axis 003. left cylinder -0.50, left axis 142. Is this sign of neurological disease or something serious?

No: These numbers represent very mild astigmatism. This is quite common and can be easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses. You should not have any worry. ...Read more

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My daughter's eye prescription is od -3.00 sphere +2.00 cylinder 110 aaxis and os -6.00 sphere +2.50 cylinder 30 axis what does this mean?

My daughter's eye prescription is od -3.00 sphere +2.00 cylinder 110 aaxis and os -6.00 sphere +2.50 cylinder 30 axis what does this mean?

OD is right eye,: OS is left eye. The first #s. sphere, are negative, meaning she is nearsighted. The second #s (cylinder) is the amount of astigmatism that is present. Since astigmatism means the eye is focusing light at an angle, astigmatism comes with a rotation axis. The cylinder is rotated to this axis so that the light can be focused straight on. ...Read more

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I'm 43 and feeling eye strain lately. My prescription in both eyes: sphere +25, -.50 cylinder, od axis 85, os axis 105 with a +1.00 add. Will glasses help?

I'm 43 and feeling eye strain lately. My prescription in both eyes: sphere +25, -.50 cylinder, od axis 85, os axis 105 with a +1.00 add. Will glasses help?

Small numbers: These figures indicate a very minor degree of distance correction. You are at an age when near vision is an issue and might need correction at near. Is your strain from reading? And near vision? If it is generalized, then check with your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How I can reduce cylindrical, positive and negative power for eyes?

How I can reduce cylindrical, positive and negative power for eyes?

You can't: There is no "natural" way to correct your vision. Just glasses, contacts, or corneal surgery.

Sorry.

Anyone who says different walks like a duck. ...Read more

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MY SON HE IS 3.5 YEARS OLD. HE HAS CYLINDRICAL POWER -3.25 IN BOTH EYES. HOW CAN I REDUCE THIS?

MY SON HE IS 3.5 YEARS OLD. HE HAS CYLINDRICAL POWER -3.25 IN BOTH EYES. HOW CAN I REDUCE THIS?

Myopia: Well, you cannot change your son's myopia, he has been born with it. It is very important to make certain his eyes are developing normally and that he receives the proper prescription spectacles when he needs them. To that end, make sure he sees a pediatric ophthalmologist routinely & then you can be reassured that his vision is maturing on pace with his age. A well fitted spectacle is very likey. ...Read more

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My son was 6 yrs old and he was told that he has -0.75 cylindrical power in both the eyes. Will it increase? How to reduce it?

My son was 6 yrs old and he was told that he has -0.75 cylindrical power in both the eyes. Will it increase? How to reduce it?

Increase likely: Your child has a mild astigmatism. This is common and is fairly stable but might change a little over time. Your child's astigmatism is low enough that for a while nothing need be done in terms of eyeglasses. Just have him checked in a year and see if it has changed. ...Read more

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My eye power pres. Is, od:sphere+0.75cylinder-1.00. Axis 120, os:+1.00.-0.75., 075. Add.+2.50.What power reading glass (temporary one, drug store)?

+2.50: +2.50 would probably be the closest, but try them on. Pick the weakest ones that let you read at a comfortable distance. Remember, the stronger the glasses, the closer you have to hold the reading material and the smaller the range of vision. So, for a computer distance you might try a 1.25. ...Read more

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My astigmatism seems getting worse by every eye check up in a year. I hav to increase lens power every time. Is there any way to stop or reverse it? 13 f

My astigmatism seems getting worse by every eye check up in a year. I hav to increase lens power every time. Is there any way to stop or reverse it? 13 f

Evaluation: Astigmatism by age 27 generally stabilizes. If it is still changing, and especially if the correction is getting more difficult, then you should be evaluated for changes in the cornea which might be causing this. See your ophthalmologist to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Spectacle power is RE -5.25 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS LE -5.50 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS. Age 32 What do you suggest for long term good health of my eye?

Spectacle power is RE -5.25 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS LE -5.50 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS. Age 32 What do you suggest for long term good health of my eye?

Annual exam: Because your eye is more nearsighted than average, you may have a longer eyeball which can put you at higher lifetime risk for retinal detachment. Have an annual dilated fundus exam to detect any weak spots in the retina. Sometimes the weak spots are repaired prophylactically. If you have warning signs of a dark curtain coming over the vision, flashes of light, or new floaters, go see the eye MD. ...Read more

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I have -5.5 spherical and -.5 cylindrical power with axis 10, what should be my contact lens power?

I have -5.5 spherical and -.5 cylindrical power with axis 10, what should be my contact lens power?

Contact lens fitting: You really need to be properly fitted for contacts. For contacts, you not only need the power, but you also need the diameter of the contact lens and a base curve. Both these two numbers describe the shape of the contact lens and you need to be evaluated to see which lens provides the best fit for your eyes. A poorly fitted contact lens may increase the risk for eye infections. ...Read more