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I Have Astigmatism

Astigmatism anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Astigmatism. You're not alone. 122 People

    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 26-30 2 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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    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 18-21 Jul 30, 2010

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    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.
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 Dec 1, 2014

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    Glasses

    If it was not for this I probably would not have had to wear glasses my whole life,
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    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 13 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    I Have Double

    My eyes are a constant source of concern for me. I am in the minority of people with a rare condition. One that both military and civilian doctors agree: to have corrective surgery, I have a 75% chance of my eyes worsening. I am near sighted, have double...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Lol

    it doesn't help my extreme nearsightedness.  and it just makes all of my glasses expensive as all get out..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 7, 2010

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    Specialized Contacts

     When I first had to get glasses in the third grade I never asked the reason why, I never really knew the diagnosis either or really did care. But when I was given the chance to try to get contacts I learned pretty fast that the ones I would have to get would...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F Nov 8, 2009

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    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

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    Twice

    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.
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2009

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    teacherofkiara teacherofkiara 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    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 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    I have an astigmatism on my right eye.

    I just found out recently in my last eye exam.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Sep 4, 2014

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    Changes In My Astigmatism

       I have had Astigmatism since I can remeber. My eyes over time has gotten worse. It is the difference in the corna mine is not round basically and the doc said imagaine a foot ball when my eye is supposed to be round. So over the years have noticed a change and had to have...
    Kountrymist Kountrymist 46-50, F 9 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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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 31-35 Sep 6, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses May 15, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    In an effort to see Evidently, the attention have to be able to emphasis mild into one airplane with the retinal area. The term astigmatism emanates from the Greek “a&rdquo...
    William7035cob3 William7035cob3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    One thing crucial to remember is always that with most laser assisted astigmatic refractive surgery strategies, for each diopter of astigmatism which is corrected, a specific...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    In accordance with new federal polices on Health care, the most allowed to put within your flex paying account is $2550. The QualSight rate for Common LASIK surgery is typically...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    We report the medical manifestations and results in four people who experienced untimely fuel-bubble leakage during raster lamellar dissection in the course of IntraLase...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    How The form of the attention modifications varies from Individual to individual. For pretty much all situations of astigmatism, surgery is an efficient Answer. It corrects The...
    Matthis936h6fu1 Matthis936h6fu1 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Part of the LASIK course of action involves an eye surgeon to produce a hinged flap of tissue, which can be finished with both a blade or simply a laser. The significance of this...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I got my first glasses when I was 4 my kindergarten teacher noticed me squinting and told my parents. When I went to the eye doctor and got my glasses my parents were told I...
    madison16 madison16 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Technological innovation carries on to improve and Newest lasers offer excellent visual perform in correct candidates when qualified surgeons are associated. �Realize the blather...
    Ryan2693yly2 Ryan2693yly2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Your locale has a large amount to carry out with how much you’ll end up paying for LASIK. Those residing in metropolitan regions will generally pay back in excess of Those people...
    Nathan3691sfs9 Nathan3691sfs9 31-35, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Whether or not your surgeon paid for his/her device in income 10 years in the past, this exact surgeon should deliver a large Check out towards the laser company for each and every...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In my current situation I can't make a move, but I'm running out of time to have any real relationship. Plus I have no idea if she feels that way about me
    AnthonyC123 AnthonyC123 18-21, M 6 mins ago

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    Today I had to run a mile and I wore knee high socks to school, so instead of asking to go to my locker and being that one stupid person, I just decided to run (and fast) without...
    noaaaaa noaaaaa 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I can't look at myself without wanting to cry anymore... **** this... I'm going to start purging as soon as my lip piercing heals... I need to lose 30 more pounds and I WILL get...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Ever since I can remember, I've always had a lot of trouble talking to people. I only had one friend up until my freshman year in high school. I didn't even know what social...
    ElvenQueenKayla ElvenQueenKayla 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have had trich for some time... I was a young child, and I would pull out my eyelashes and eyebrows. Right now, I mostly pull out my eyelashes and the hair on my head. It's not...
    ElvenQueenKayla ElvenQueenKayla 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Because your journey to a certain point in your life has taken you through a few twists and turns, you may be questioning whether you are on the right track. Since there have been...
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I have two and will be getting a third
    1poker 1poker 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I was attracted to a man that worked with my dad when I was very young, people already in relationships, certain relatives. NOT NORMAL and very frustrating. And I have a hard time...
    Tabooyou24 Tabooyou24 22-25, F 2 Responses 56 mins ago

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    I am not sure if this is a form of sleep paralysis, but I have once woken up from a nightmare in which a woman stabbed me in the spine with a large needle. I woke up sweating and...
    x3SilverWincanx3 x3SilverWincanx3 18-21, F 24 mins ago

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    I self diagnosed myself with this, I have the classic symptoms being emotionless, (but only in public), not interested in sex or relationships with other people(It's very...
    Mybodyisacage Mybodyisacage 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    Addiction is a large percent genetics and I have such a huge probability if getting addicted, it's not worth the risk for me. Besides, my mom says I'm crazy enough without them!
    lillolipop lillolipop 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I most definitely have this. I trust somebody as far as I can throw them, no matter how long I've know them. they can be friends or family, the answer is still no. I DO NOT confide...
    Mybodyisacage Mybodyisacage 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    does any one else's private area itch when you have a flare up? mine is about to drive me crazy!! message me if you know how i feel..
    jamsjams6 jamsjams6 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Dying is all that is on my mind. I can't make other people happy and I certainly can't make myself happy either. It took every inch of strength I have to not drive off the road...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I think I want to end my life. Its so hard having people in your life that you love and care about treat you like crap . There has been so many times when I tried to slit my wrist...
    insanebeauty insanebeauty 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Well. I thought I met the most wonderful beautiful human being in my life when I met him. He was everything I asked for and wanted in a man. He was strong, hard working, caring...
    aqua83 aqua83 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I'd like friends whole value honesty above all else, and will give it to me as they see it no matter how they think I will feel about it. That doesn't mean I want to befriend jerks...
    LukeW20 LukeW20 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Words of wisdom: When the toilets at work don't flush properly don't keep flushing. Merry Christmas to our neighbours on the floor below us.. I have your weather prediction for...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    He just f-ing proposed. And I said no. But. I'm only 16. I couldn't have said yes...
    Cassandrahere Cassandrahere 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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