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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. 124 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    TheBrooklynKid TheBrooklynKid 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 2

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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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    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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    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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    This is weird, because in normal everyday life I don't stop to think about it - I just get on with things. But when I do stop to think about it, I get a little scared at how bad it...
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    My strong glasses. +6.5 with -3.5 astigmatism.
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M Jul 17

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    Yesterday I watched the video of Nick Vujicic... It was very inspiring and encouraging video.A man without legs and arms.He didn't give up or lose hope in life. How much more if he...
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've never seen so many imperfections on someone. I'm jealous of people who have high self confidence. I always compare myself to other girls and say wow she's beautiful. im not...
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    I just hate alcohol, smoking, weed, cigarettes or any kind of drugs. You can have fun with these but i really hate them and i am never gonna drink or smoke.
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    Well I wouldn't say I have a crush on him he's just sexy as hell to me
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    God...I'm so tired but can't fall back asleep! I have so much on my mind. I wish I had money, it would solve so many problems! Everyone thinks I'm a money tree and keeps asking...
    lostandlonelyone lostandlonelyone 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Ugh. Feel so tired . And crap you know how when you have this app it says "EP would like to use your current location"? Well I always click no since I don't trust EP and I pressed...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have a super sense of smell! Tell me your sense of smell stories below in the comments!
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    I don't like when people tell me how to live my life just because I'm a woman I should be married and have children even I'm not crazy about marriage or kids right now. I don't...
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    I am 14 and I have a crush on my teacher. Mr . T was my middle school teacher. He was the reason I was not absent at all that year. Am I strange for liking my teacher even though...
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    Idk why my parents just hate the **** out of me, like I have an older sibling nd they love her, like it really hurts sometimes bc they just say stuff about me nd don't think about...
    kungfuf kungfuf 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Have you ever had a problem just shutting your brain down at the end of the day?
    DharmaFrost DharmaFrost 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I fell in love to a random guy on the internet. We decided to meet up and it turns out he's the ideal man I want in my life. However, after a week of spending the days with him, he...
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    Ever since I got civilization 5 from the steam sale I can't go to sleep. There's a warning on the games page that says don't play at night. I should have listened cuz now I'm a...
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    I have a crush (not so serious) on my god daughters mum. Shes 2 years older than me and a single mother. Im going through a bad break up and shes the one very active in comforting...
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M Jun 26

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    I cry at night because I don't know what to do.  Fight with me.  I wanted us to be together our whole life through.  Fight with me. Every choice I make is to give the best life...
    QuietlyQuesting QuietlyQuesting 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    His name is Louis, and he's the "keep to himself" sort. I give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he is prone to social anxiety as opposed to snobbery. I think that's what...
    zoeb555 zoeb555 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I have two younger sisters Ashanti is 11 Shaylynn is 7 I love them both they are just amazing
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    When Atheists go to court, do they have to swear on the bible?
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    My son was recently diagnosed with this disease and its been pretty scary understanding what are the best options for him. I have to say that reading these stories and talking to...
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    I have ADD. Can anyone relate?
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    If my mind automatically posted my weird and random thoughts to EP I'd have a million people in my circle. Someone work on transmitting straight to the internet from my brain
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    Not as many as a lot of people, I have 5 siblings, two sisters and three brothers The oldest is 27, his name is Timmy Then there are twins, 24-years-old, Catie and Christian...
    RawrImmaDinosaur RawrImmaDinosaur 13-15, M Jun 26

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    Do sloths have butt cracks?
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