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What Is An Astigmatism And Will I Eventually Need Glasses If It Is Just Mild
Distortion: Astigmatism is an optical "warping" of the focus usually resulting from a slightly football-shaped cornea. If mild, it provides greater depth of field, if more blur. Glasses may reduce the subjective sensation of blur. Get a refraction from your eye doctor and try with and without lenses to see what you prefer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If very mild, you can live with the slight distortion if you have no other refractive problems (myopia or hyperopia). Both glasses and contact lenses can correct astigmatism which is an ovalness of the eye corrected by a reverse oval in the glasses or contacts. Which to use is a personal choice. If needed only occasionally, glasses are the best. If you like the clarity all the time, try contac. ...Read more
Hv mild myopic astigmatism + nystagmus. Far vision perfect w glasses. Near vision slightly blurry with glasses even before presbyopia set in. Why?
Oval eye shape: Astigmatism is a part of refractive errors (need for glasses) due to ovalness of the eye. Correction is a reverse oval in the glasses or contacts. You will need to correct this if it is large enough to lower your visual acuity on the eye charts. So you eventual need for glasses depends upon the degree of astigmatism. ...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
Yes: If you want to see well No if you don't mind being blurred. At age 44 you cannot damage your eyes by not wearing your prescription. ...Read more
Astigmatism might require corrective lenses or glasses. At what level of astigmatism would I need help?
When blurred: Astigmatism is very common -- almost everyone has a little bit. It simply means that the cornea is not perfectly round, but rather has one steeper and one flatter curvature (like the side of a football rather than a basketball). People with more than 0.75diopters of astigmatism usually notice that images are blurred without glasses or contacts. ...Read more
Whether to wear glasses all the time or just for driving, when having a astigmatism. Which is better?
Wear glasses: If you want to see better. You will not help or hurt your eyes if you wear them or not wear them. ...Read more
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