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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 31-35 Sep 6, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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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    I have worn glasses since age 9. I was born far-sighted, and developed astigmatism throughout my teens until it is now high. My prescription is +6.5 in both eyes with -3.5 cylinder...
    terridactyl terridactyl 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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

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    This is to her parents... I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I just want to take a little bit of your family time, to tell you about myself. You may know me...
    NishantJ NishantJ 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    "What do I deserve?" - Have you, reader, ever asked yourself the question? How about just asking yourself, 'How much would I be worth to the world? 45 grand a year? How about...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am 12 Years Old (nearly 13!) and I have had Grade 3/4 degenerative Spondylolisthesis since birth. I have been to many hospital and GP appointments, and only now have the doctors...
    SpondyNightmare SpondyNightmare 13-15 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F 23 mins ago

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    My head and thoughts are no longer of my own. I cannot tell you the month day or time. I do however know the year is 2014 and august 7 rapidly approaches whatever today's date...
    simpleandsweet36 simpleandsweet36 36-40, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I have had morphea since 1965 at the age of 14. Back then it was extremely rare to find a doctor who even knew what morphea was. My morphea started as a round spot on my wrist...
    Muffygirl Muffygirl 61-65, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Too many mistakes override in my life. Social services. My dad. Trying to cover up bad emotions. But I have achieved something. I have self harmed in a month. I am slowly stopping...
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    People are drawn to me, they call upon me, they often ask me for advice which I have no qualifications to give. I am very careful not to give advice, but to give factual accounts...
    Human0xymoron Human0xymoron 41-45, F 12 hrs ago

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    I have PCOS. There's not a lot of awareness for it and I've noticed that PCOS is different for every girl/woman who suffers from it. I feel like a lot of women are embarrassed to...
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Now of course not many people will beleive in this kind of thing and will have their own opinions and that's ok, I'm just giving my honest experience, I have been told that my...
    secretgal2 secretgal2 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    People have ****** me over to much ill make it short and sweet for yall because if I told you why I have trust issues and how many people have hurt me then wed be here for a long...
    BornDifferent BornDifferent 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I never was one to have close friends; people I would draw close to would always end up leaving or things would go terribly wrong with the fact that my mother would prevent me from...
    walker13sl walker13sl 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I want to make out or have sex with someone at a car dealership. I fantasize about kissing my partner while leaning up against one of the vehicles on the lot. Honestly, I don't...
    Dreamer19845 Dreamer19845 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    Were supposed to go out tonight. Me my wife, and our roommate to a local bar. Im just hoping i dont make an *** out of myself. Im going to try not to drink too much but i get so...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Have you ever hated anyone who made your life a living hell? A sick and twisted psychopath, who gets off at seeing you in pain. I have had an experience with such a person, it...
    BleedingPrimrose BleedingPrimrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Her Emotions, Her Weather, Her Thunderstorm I dreamt about a night where I get up out of bed, stare out of the window and see a build-up of clouds with lightning strikes flashing...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am in the process of remaking myself as a stronger individual. I keep on having fake memory dream's. When these dream's happen I usually wake up and sit bolt upright and mumble F...
    fifteenyearslost fifteenyearslost 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    I am 17 years old and was diagnosed with Herpes Type 1 in the genital area. Prior to this, my boyfriend was diagnosed with folliculitis on his face from wrestling and we were told...
    mimile96 mimile96 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    i am having a big crush on this woman and it's already for 2 years, i m not sure i still have crush on her or i already in love with her. half years ago i have to move out of town...
    RainbowSpectrum RainbowSpectrum 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I've always knew who my dad was, and I went to see him every year, but it never dawned on me as a kid that his absence in my life wasn't normal. He would always make promises he...
    adobson5194 adobson5194 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I know I am only 18 but I want a baby and I know my boyfriend isn't ready...I know I don't have the money to take care of a baby...I think it is more of I want to be pregnant and...
    BabyFox1995 BabyFox1995 18-21, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have always liked someone, or even had love for them, but I have never been in love. The idea seems so foreign to me
    adobson5194 adobson5194 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have a blog i started it about a month ago. It is still small but I have more than 150 total page views, I'm not sure if that's a lot. Please visit! I hope you like it! devm4444...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Hi guys. So I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 15. It all started with my right pointer finger and then spread to my neck, jaw, knees, back, shoulder, elbow...
    nmey94 nmey94 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Especially when I have to speak with someone over the phone. I have to rehearse everything I'm going to say, and even then it never plays out that way. I hate even having to talk...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have one year of high school and I have absolutely no idea what I want to study. I am thinking about taking a year off until I figure out what I want
    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Missed another job oppurtunity because of this. The funny thing is the reason i have it is because of how I look. Something I didnt choose. Something God cursed me with, that I...
    acceptedmyugliness acceptedmyugliness 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    What can I say? I'm messed up, I'm damaged goods. I have emotional baggage like you wouldn't even believe. God knows I've been hurt. over and over again. My heart is so scarred and...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have reached a point in life where I have more years to look back on than to look forward to. Funny, I thought I would be wiser by now but somehow I still make some of the same...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 hrs ago

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    Well, he's much younger than me and moved to my place since he lives in the countryside and dropped school really early. He works, but for sure I pay all the bills and etc. We've...
    melmuara melmuara 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago