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Can you tell me is having astigmatism a bad thing?

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Dr. Niraj Patel
Ophthalmology

In brief: Astigmatism

Astigmatism is one type of refractive error.
Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error is what causes a patient to require glasses or contact lenses to see better. Astigmatism is typically when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem.

In brief: Astigmatism

Astigmatism is one type of refractive error.
Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error is what causes a patient to require glasses or contact lenses to see better. Astigmatism is typically when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem.
Dr. Niraj Patel
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