Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

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

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    YouR17;re all changed and ready to soar into the swimming pool. 50 % way as a result of your leap in mid-air, you realised that you just forgot to remove your Make contact with...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Have Had Pectus Carinatum since I Was Born AND I was always made fun of my entire life I couldn't take my shirt off at the swimming pool I couldn't do anything at the gym when I...
    TnHollywood TnHollywood 31-35, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Majority of the world are still trying to find themselves. Everywhere you go you see people who have lived many years before you, struggle as you do. Even people with a decent job...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like to have a nice boyfriend. I work full time and am a single mother. I don't have any family around me and don't have many friends. It would be really fun to have a nice...
    marion13 marion13 36-40, F 22 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Here's a thought about "where have all the stand up, admirable, powerful people who days long ago were the staples of the community. And I have come to see that they have abandoned...
    dzadaz dzadaz 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have the best looking eyes in my whole family. they are a semi dark brown with a warming feel to them. most girls i've dates have done so for my eyes . they said that it was...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had anxiety/panic disorder for about 18 yrs.The last year ,i have been good,but for about a week now,it's been really bad.My hands shake i get dizzy,my stomach is sick.I...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Could you please for the love of God...Shut the Everloving Hell UP,Pollyanna?!?!!!" I have felt like shouting at my mother more times than I can count. She is frankly a moron...
    MimsatheQuiet MimsatheQuiet 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    During the church/prayer meeting this evening, we were asked, "What have we to live for?" I was shocked by not being able to give an answer, even just the slightest idea. I was...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have suffered in silence for over ten years with this horrible problem. I did visit my gp many years ago, had a blood test (results came back normal) and presumed that nothing...
    Vixen2527 Vixen2527 22-25, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi call me Sean. I'm 21 years of age and I have Poland syndrome. I am missing my left pec muscle and it haunts me practically everyday. I feel as if I have I've become alittle bit...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M 25 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have 3 brain tumors, I have hydrocephalus, (water on the brain) I almost died, I've had 7 surgeries in just this week, I haven't seen my family in 3 months(except my mom) and I'm...
    Musiclover0620 Musiclover0620 16-17 1 Response 22 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Most people learn about personal boundaries during childhood. Parents and teachers show them through discipline, and example, what behaviour is tolerable and what is off-limits...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I retire or something, I I'd LOVE to have my own cafe. Well, actually I think it would be more of a bookstore, and, in the middle of the store, have a cafe area to chill and...
    tubularbook tubularbook 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In 8th grade I saw. a video that was to help you control your depression. It said you have to give it a form and name it. I gave my depression a human form and named it Sebastian...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i cant handle living like this one day i have walls up i feel so angry inside i dont wan to do anything im covered in poisoned i want the pain to come out i feel lost and ugly mabe...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This should ring serious alarm bells. I found out a month and a half ago that my husband had cheated on me and it all started with him playing an online game and messaging a woman...
    mskarma mskarma 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am currently on a detox programme and trying to fight a addiction to, Energy drinks and Cola drinks that have destroyed my quality of life. I started getting symptoms of...
    UKMALE31 UKMALE31 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had Rosacea since I was 19. I have been to a dermatologist once. I am 31 now and my Rosacea is ten times worse than before. My nose and face are always swollen, skin greasy...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't have the hyper part at all, I just have attention problems. The hardest part is that I have such little control over it because I will be trying to get something important...
    zen001 zen001 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Where do I even start. Just heads up, this is long. Lets start with knowing me a bit. I am a muslim girl who have sinned by dating males online and offline for many years. I have...
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Had things gone differently I perhaps would not be into w/s as much as I am. I had caught a ride home from college for the holidays with a neighbor who had been passing by my...
    alostsoul1992 alostsoul1992 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been picking at my skin for many years. I was quite young when I started. Although I have never been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I have shown symptoms most...
    GoodNightOwl GoodNightOwl 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last night as i was getting dressed to go out with my wife she watched me putting in my Breast Forms into my Bra. She than told me that it would be better if i had the real thing...
    lindabo99 lindabo99 56-60, T 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People have said that i have a really scary evil laugh lol. they said its something about the laugh that scares them hahaha. people often ask me to do my evil laugh because they...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 42 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    another night that leaves me here awake, at 2 in the morning... Sitting here with pain going from the top of my head to my back, a nagging headache, and barely being able to move...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Does anyone remember the buttercup yellow and light blue (decorating) phase that we went through in the 90's? I have no idea what prompted me to think of it! It was widespread in...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And i know that the feelings is mutual. It's not that she had told me but i feel it when i catch her staring back at me. We always do that "staring". It's like we have this game...
    mykimchi mykimchi 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Something woke me up one morning, I don't know what it was but something didn't feel right. I sat up to turn my lamp on and something at the foot of the bed caught my eye. It was a...
    Thinking0utLoud Thinking0utLoud 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The more I learn about human nature, the more I despair and lament. Adaption from indoctrination is the only option. But, that is a hard thing, indeed. It's always better to know...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel