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Having astigmatism -- how does it affect vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Blur of vision

An astigmatic eye has optics that are some degree of ovalness.
This produces a blur oval which lowers the acuity. Astigmatism is common, mostly lower orders of power, but sometimes very high. Correction is a reverse astigmatism built into the glasses or contacts. Your ophthalmologist can determine the degree of this in you and write out the proper correction.

In brief: Blur of vision

An astigmatic eye has optics that are some degree of ovalness.
This produces a blur oval which lowers the acuity. Astigmatism is common, mostly lower orders of power, but sometimes very high. Correction is a reverse astigmatism built into the glasses or contacts. Your ophthalmologist can determine the degree of this in you and write out the proper correction.
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