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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jun 23, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Near-sighted. I also have astigmatism in my right eye. :/
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    For fours years, I've been on the pill. Everything was great. I had no side effects, I never forgot to take it. In June 2014, a good friend of mine shared her experience about...
    Troianne Troianne 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have only been with one guy but I haven't had sex in a month. He is 23 in 17. I have the same symptoms as a UTI and yeast infection and I have treated myself for both of them...
    Fuckeverything9 Fuckeverything9 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have become so afraid of insects. I dream about them and wake up screaming, thinking they've crawled in my ears. When I'm awake I have to go and look in my ears, clean them until...
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I was told I have PTSD around August 2014, along with depression and anxiety... The doctor/counselor actually told me it's a pretty severe case of all 3. It stems from my...
    Firefighter2893 Firefighter2893 18-21, M 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I would not label myself and alcoholic or as having an addiction to alcohol but I feel that my relationship with it could very easily spin out of control were I to allow it. I...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Ive had it for a year now, and a lot has happened during that time, my weight has been at its lowest as well as its highest, my stomach has stopped digesting food and ive lost so...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have herpes for 2yrs, n I'm crying almost everynight, I hate herps, I was fed up with  discrimination n I thought it the end of my dating life n I will never have a baby...
    harryyang1990 harryyang1990 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Dear Future, I dont love casually. When I love, its fierce. Its my soul ripped wide open and raw. It is my whole heart on display, giving you full access to ALL of me Its all I...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I moved out of home, 6 hrs away from all my family, friends and girlfriend 10 months ago for my first real permanent full job to pursue my career. Initially everyone was very...
    rgroundsy rgroundsy 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm at a weekend away with a club I'm part of, and someone when they were drunk said "No one likes you Amber, you should just leave." I know that if I think about this logically...
    Ambernonymous Ambernonymous 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have feelings for someone who lives far away. someone who doesn't know about my feelings for him. someone who doesn't feel the same way about me. someone I can't have.
    MagicEyes95 MagicEyes95 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    One day on TS I was told I have an accent, but in the same time I don't. It was mezmerizing according to them. o_o
    Axonos Axonos 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Random thoughts that I write as the thoughts flow. Sensuality spices up a one's life. Makes you feel alive after the clock strikes 5 o'clock. One day I realised that I wanted to...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have had a couple people tell me I have big eyes... but maybe because they had really small eyes lol but I feel like mine are big and proud of it :) I think that's one thing I...
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F 24 mins ago

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    I have a tendency to stay up late at night wondering about the future. Im curious about what my life will be like in the next few years. Where will I be? What will I be doing...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have lost count. The last two were in November and December 2014. I think that makes somewhere between 12 and 15 psychiatric hospitalizations since 2009. Most of them were TDO's...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have a crush on this really nice guy that i've known since I was 9. I sit with him in some of my classes
    heyheynatalie heyheynatalie 22-25 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My latest Dx is MDD with psychotic features and PTSD. I am also a cutter and in recovery from bulimia. Previous Dx included schizoaffective disorder NOS, Bipolar 1 rapid cycling...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I haven't slept for two sleeps now, I need someone to tell me corny jokes or something, I need to laugh...
    insomniastrikes insomniastrikes 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I think I have a few personalities 1 for home Anther for friend Last school
    cou01 cou01 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    Soo i had this fantasy: I had moved schools and for a school assignment i was partnered up with a guy called James. James was a kid that was shy and doesn't have too many friends...
    Stephsiszy Stephsiszy 22-25, T 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm going to my Doctor for a check up today and I'm going to ask him about ADHD. I am sure I have it, which is why I'm on here. This is the first time in my life when I can read...
    Tyler7sea Tyler7sea 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    A lot of people have told I'm amazing, I'm an inspiration. I don't see myself like that. I see myself as someone who is a wreck, but who has tried their best to keep it together...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Dedicate a life to the dying breed Throw a punch into the face of vacant leaders and leave Chloroform the singer who has nothing to say Stare in wonder as the masses sing along...
    MrsZacEfron MrsZacEfron 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have a very long dark hair but I'm thinking of cutting it cause it's so difficult to look after it during summer.
    Gwapamama8 Gwapamama8 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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