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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
Probably not: Astigmatism, an eye ovalness, is relatively stable and generally will not change much year to year. The frequency of needs for eye examinations relate to the underlying health of the eye (do you have diabetes for instance?), your age, medical history and eye diseases. Annual examinations can be a marketing tool to sell more contacts and glasses in some cases. ...Read more
Yes: "astigamatism symptoms", generally blurred or distorted vision, can be caused by many things. Incorrect glasses prescription, or glasses fitting in a tilted or "crooked" manner, can also cause these symptoms. See an ophthalmologist or optometrist to see if the glasses prescription is correct, and that they are fitting properly. ...Read more
Surgery: Unfortunately, surgery is really the only way, but you may or may not be a candidate and i would weigh the risks and benefits. Another way is something called orthokeratology, but it is not a permanent fix and it is hard to find someone who does it, but that is a non-invasive and reversible solution too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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