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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. 123 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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

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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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    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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