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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
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
Too hard...: .. To explain here. We flash light into the eye and see how it bounces back. ...Read more
I've had eye problems that docs thought was astigmatism, but they changed it to aphoria. How do they differ?
Are there contact lenses for someone with faresighted, astigmatism, and bifocal? My eye doc wasn't correcting the bifocal. Rotated to much in trial
Ghosting of vision (night light;reading white text in black background) in eyes. Doc checked cornea and lens with slit lamp: no issues. 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
Ghosting far, and near, halos, blurry. Not sudden, but gradual. MRI brain-Clear. Eye doc check-Clear. History:Astigmatism, nearsighted. What could be prob?
Will my astigmatism get worse if I don't wear my glasses? My primary care physician referred me to an ophthalmologist after I developed chronic headaches about 10 years ago. I was told I had a slight astigmatism and while it wasn't affecting my sight in
No evidence: Astigmatism is due to irregular corneal curvature usually. Wearing glasses is unlikely to affect astigmatism. Because hard contact lenses can change the shape of the cornea, not wearing them will allow the cornea to revert to its original curvature. So not wearing your contacts might result in slight worsening of astigmatism. ...Read more
20/20 vision all my life, suddenly doc says20/50 & astimatism n both eyes. Really? Is this possible? If so, y?
Lens Changes: It is not uncommon that individuals with excellent vision hitting their late forties-early fifties suddenly develop blurred vision. It is often related to lens changes that are progressing to early cataracts. The prescription changes can take the form of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. ...Read more
Depends on why: Most patients with astigmatism can be fit with contact lenses, either soft toric ones or gas permeable ones. If you cannot wear contacts, you need to understand why you cannot. Some reasons can be corrected to permit contact lens wear. You might consider a second opinion by a contact lens specialist. ...Read more
Do all toric contacts correct both astigmatism and myopia? Some of them say they are for astigmatism and don't mention nearsightedness.
Exaggerated: Astigmatism is typically when you're cornea is more football shaped than spherical, but it is only slightly in that shape. We describe it as football shape so patients understand better. Even with severe astigmatism, your cornea will still 'look' round to you with your bare naked eye. ...Read more
Would needing glasses cause of astigmatism cause u to have a weird lightheaded feeling n swaying at time 6 yrs 24/7 my eye dr says no anx cause funny?
Probably not a cause: The need for astigmatism correction will not cause any symptom except blurred vision. WEARING the correction in glasses is another issue. People can get a lightheaded or swimming sensation and possibly distortion of vision with certain types of glasses prescriptions. These symptoms might also be dependent on how the glasses are made (centration, curvature). Contact lenses minimize these symptoms. ...Read more
I've had ghosting in my eye for mnths now, had eye exam today, doctor says everything normal except slight astigmatism. Says ghosting is normal. True?
The big question is "Did the ghosting resolve when the
Astigmatism was fully corrected with refraction"? If so, that's your solution to wear corrective spectacles or contacts if you're bothered by the ghosting. Astigmatism is common and affects visual quality, depending on how much. The other, nonrefractive causes include corneal scar, cataract, & macular problems. ...Read more
Left eye is a bit blurry. Had a recent exam and have an astigmatism. Is it normal or should I be seeing clear? Doctor says it's my right prescription.
I purchased a glasses and after check up optometrist told me only my left eye increased for astigmatism but an internet test say both, which to trust?
I have astigmatism, I haven't been to an eye doctor in 10 years. I get unfocused when I look down then back up. Is it possible it got worst?
Extreme pain in right temple area & back of right eye. I have an astigmatism & I've seen an optometrist. I get headaches every single day. Help please?
Do you clench teeth?: Some headaches are light induced others can be chemicals in foods....Many are muscle tension and respond well to Botox or splint therapy. During the day place your tongue on the roof of mouth and press if you find you are clenching your teeth. At night try a night guard. Tension can be held in neck and back of head and affect muscles of chewing. Botox helps relax those muscles for a few months. ...Read more
I’ve always had astigmatism in both eyes, so I’ve always seen a faint ghost outline of certain objects or people, but usually glasses would solve it. I’ve noticed that the outline has gotten worse, I’m worried that it’s a brain tumor. Is this possibl?
Glasses: Please see your eye doctor. Our eyes change over time and you may need a new prescription. There are many possible causes for your symptoms and a tumor is low on the list but your doctor can help you rule that out. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes.: Astigmatism has to do with an individual seeing at night or day if the individual has astigmatism. The astigmatism must be corrected with the use of either spectacles or toric soft contact lenses or rigid gas permeable contacts in order to obtain one's best corrected vision. Astigmatism results when the eye, rather than being spherical, is more shaped like a football with two different curvatures. ...Read more
Astigmatism: This is unusual but certainly is possible especially if the astigmatism is irregular in nature because of a problem with the cornea (window to the eye). If you are unable to be corrected with glasses, a visit with an ophthalmologist is valuable to determine if an medical condition exists that is causing your severe astigmatism. ...Read more
Depends: How bright are the objects? Is the blurriness the same with each eye? Glasses generally provide accurate correction of astigmatism while contacts sometimes don't. How long have you had the glasses and contacts - your refraction may have changed. This should be presented to your ophthalmologist so he can be sure there is no other problem. ...Read more
How much degree of astigmatism is ignorable? I have -0.50 cyl, ax 111 in right and -0.50 cyl, ax 92 in left. Should I get correction for this?
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