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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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21 Dec 1, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    I got my first ones when no was 7. I remember I really wanted to wear glasses, two of my friends had just gotten them and 3 already had glasses. So, I made my mom take me to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 9

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    I have a crush on a it on Tinder... Idk if he only wants sex but we talk sexy all the time which I love. he's so cute and can turn me on like THAT haha We also talk about our lives...
    WhatChrisDid4Love WhatChrisDid4Love 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Yup and I never had one. Ever. I used to have girls that are friends but they didn't last long and I was too dense to notice that they probably liked me. I just didn't bother to...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    My ex was very mentally abusive to me. he had at one point hit me and my friends and family made me break up with him. I now see that it wasn't okay but I'm still in love with the...
    CopenhagenAngel427 CopenhagenAngel427 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My mother has this rude joke she makes if I don't show her something i am doing when she asks, I'm looking at "****" and "willies" and goes and tells my stepfather. She tells him...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 hr ago

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    My granddaughters don't accept me because of it . They wouldn't permit me to come to the wedding with an interpreter for my profound deafness. I don't like them any more. I'm not...
    MargaretCallinan MargaretCallinan 70+, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I met a man not too long ago. He's genuine and sincere. He actually cares about my feelings and has an incredible way of understanding everything. There are people you meet in life...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    It was really weird, me and him were falling and there was a small gap that only one of us could fit in so he pushed me into the gap while he fell through a wooden floor... But it...
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    It's interesting how I found this website: I googled "introverts anonymous" on a whim. I was actually thinking more along the lines of a sort of chatroom where I could Interact...
    sailman306 sailman306 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Was hanging out with a guy and he came over and we watched a movie. He started trying to get touchy feely and I told him I didn't want to do anything. He could tell something was...
    Redvelvet58 Redvelvet58 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    It's nice to have your prayers answered...just like the old times.
    Asurina Asurina 18-21, F 45 mins ago

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    I have some new songs on vine!! https://vine.co/v/OYYH7iBbVEK Think of me -phantom of the opera The phantom of the opera If I ain't got you - Alicia keys On my own - Les...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F Mar 25

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    aussieaquariusguy aussieaquariusguy 36-40, M Mar 25

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    Fix Me by Coldplay. Haven't even heard that song in a couple years.
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Growing up, weight was always an issue. Not my own weight but my mothers. She's struggled with an eating disorder since her late teens. She "has been in recovery for 20 years". I...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    my dad " idiot its waste of caring its better if i care a dog what is the use of u " my mom " see your brother he is an engineer what is the use of u no use waste of feeding u...
    shekarleader shekarleader 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    jimmywei jimmywei 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    this is one of my biggest problem. I was a victim of this. and I'm not going to get attach with anyone anymore. If someone really want me in their lives they going to try really...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    This isn't a very positive one...but I remember that in the 2nd grade I didn't have friends to play with during recess. My only friend Juan was held back and was embarrassed so he...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I haven't had my first kiss and I'm 14 all of my friends have had there first kiss and not me I feel really jealous of them and I also don't have a boyfriend
    icecreamlove17 icecreamlove17 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I'm so tired of being judged based on my stories and experiences. Like yeah, I have some experiences that may not be the ones I'm proud of, but I have them as my experiences...
    UNDecodable UNDecodable 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My friends are amazing, but can't feel my loss. I dated a woman, briefly, who was in my circle of friends and it didn't work out (her decision). Over the next two years, we...
    illbaround illbaround 26-30, M Mar 25

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    At 18, I was tall, 5'10", obese, and had male pattern hair growth on my neck. I was a teenager, trying to figure out who I was, hoping for connection, longing for acceptance...
    mollyelisabeth mollyelisabeth 26-30, F Mar 25

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    i got betrayed by my friends recently and I have been afraid to go to school bec they bully me.
    fxcktris fxcktris 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    best friends are like 4 leaf clover hard to find lucky to have