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Why would doc say I have the worst case of astigmatism she has ever seen?

Why would doc say I have the worst case of astigmatism she has ever seen?

Heavy handed: Asitgmatism is an ovalness of the optical parts of the eye which requires a reverse oval to correct in the eyeglasses or contacts used to correct it. It is common and in some cases can be quite extreme. Perhaps your doc is inexperienced, has not seen many cases and you are the worst. Or perhaps your doc is a little insensitive and overreacting to things. A second opinion can be helpful. ...Read more

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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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I have astigmatism & light sensitivity. I bought new glasses. Still have severe night time glare. Doc says eyes will adjust. Its been a month. Do I have to live with the glare? Visit another doctor?

I have astigmatism & light sensitivity. I bought new glasses. Still have severe night time glare. Doc says eyes will adjust. Its been a month. Do I have to live with the glare? Visit another doctor?

Glare: Glare can be due to many things besides astigmatism-- you may have a cataract, you may have other eye problems--- some people will use slightly tinted glasses for night driving-- others will use special mirrors that dim down with oncoming headlights from behind-- it is ok to get another opinion from another doc, but first, make sure the glasses were made correctly... ...Read more

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I've had eye problems that docs thought was astigmatism, but they changed it to aphoria. How do they differ?

I've had eye problems that docs thought was astigmatism, but they changed it to aphoria. How do they differ?

Two different issues: Astigmatism is a condition in which the cornea (clear covering of the eye) is warped in shape. It is corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Aphoria has nothing to do with the eyes. ...Read more

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Today the eye doc said I'm borderline nearsighted. What does this mean and will I need glasses in the future? Family history of myopia and astigmatism

Today the eye doc said I'm borderline nearsighted. What does this mean and will I need glasses in the future? Family history of myopia and astigmatism

Slightly myopic: Sounds like your prescription is not strong enough to need glasses. But myopia does generally increase, so you could require glasses in the future. Take care. ...Read more