I Have Astigmatism

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    My 88 Year Old Grandmother Wants To Get Eye Surgery

    Hi all, My 88 year old grandmother has nearly perfect vision. She is also what i like to call a doctor hopper. She will find something to gripe about and get looked at for, even if it is mild. She had cataract surgery done a few years back, with, at the time, no sign of...
    kickassmama kickassmama
    Sep 6, 2011


    it doesn't help my extreme nearsightedness.  and it just makes all of my glasses expensive as all get out..
    deleted deleted
    Jan 7, 2010

    Apparently So.

    I apparently have astigmatism in both eyes. I was never actually diagnosed with it, but when I got contacts about five years ago, I was prescribed "toric" lenses. I was told toric lenses are only prescribed to those with astigmatism. I still don't really know what astigmatism is...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    May 20, 2010

    No Glasses For Me

    I guess I have always gotten by without them. I wonder at times if I am doing more damage to my eyes from straining them all the time than if I were to just give in and wear the glasses, but I always passed my driving test so I don't wear them.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2010

    Two Different Distances.

             My eyesight is such that I can see things clear from one eye than the other.... It is repairable with LASIK..
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5
    41-45, M
    12 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    Both Eyes

    I have had a slight Astigmatism in both eyes.  One eye is near-sighted, the other, far-sighted.  My vision isn't bad.  I don't like to drive at night when it rains. Once, when I was younger, after getting out of my car and proceeding to go into a bar, a police...
    SynAnonymous SynAnonymous
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 8, 2010


    If it was not for this I probably would not have had to wear glasses my whole life,
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2011

    Reading Glasses.....

    I have had 20/20 vision my whole life.  When I was about 40, I noticed that I couldn't see fine detail very well anymore. I was disheartened, but finally talked myself into going to the optometrist for reading glasses.  Because I have astigmatism, I wound up with tri...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

    Never Knew

    Until one day I decided that I wanted to try contact lenses. At this point in time I had a new eye doctor who told me that I had astigmatism in both eyes. Why my older one never told me this, I don't know.
    Neutrality Neutrality
    22-25, T
    Jul 30, 2010

    As a child I watched a lot of television.

    And on television the person who usually was the "smart" was was the one wearing glasses. As a child your mind doesn't understand that glasses are used to correct imperfect vision. You want to look smart wearing glasses. For most of my life up until 1997 I never needed glasses...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014


    I used to be really close to blind.... Had the lasik. Got preggo and the eye changes and I cant see again... Had to get glasses from the pregnancy.
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    I feels normal until my friends read what's

    written on the whiteboard without much difficulties, when all I see was blur image. That's when I realize something's wrong. When I got my glasess, the world looks like it's been upgraded to HD.
    Airlangga Airlangga
    Dec 1, 2014

    Kc In Both Eyes

    Not only do I have astigmatism in both eyes.  I also have Keratoconus (KC) in both.  
    AnotherSecondWife AnotherSecondWife
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 15, 2010

    Changes In My Astigmatism

    Changes In My Astigmatism     I have had Astigmatism since I can remember. My eyes over time has gotten worse. It is the difference in the cornea mine is not round basically and the doc said imagine a foot ball when my eye is supposed to be round. So over the years have...
    Kountrymist Kountrymist
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jun 23, 2011
    teacherofkiara teacherofkiara
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2013
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