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. 119 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
    22-25, T
    Jul 30, 2010

    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

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

    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
    Sep 6, 2011

    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
    1 Response May 15, 2010


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

    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
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

    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

    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
    12 Responses Jul 22, 2009


    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2010


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

    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.
    Airlangga Airlangga
    Dec 1, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Jun 23, 2011
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