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I'm not astigmatic. Will the optometrist agree?

My last few glasses prescriptions have come up with 0.25 dioptres of astigmatism in them in various directions (i.e. not consistent between eye tests). I've only had my eyes examined because I've needed to buy new glasses, not because of any difficulty seeing, but I've not enjoyed the effects of getting used to new astigmatism correction on new lenses, and can't help but feel it's spurious precision in the testing. [more inside]
posted by ambrosen on Jun 19, 2014 - 9 answers

Is Lasik worth pursuing if my eyes are wonky?

I've worn contacts for over 30 years now but have recently considered getting Lasik. I have heavy astigmatism and have been wearing toric lenses, which work most of the time but still tend to drift making my vision poor at any distance. I signed up for a Lasik seminar, attended and was interested in continuing. I stopped wearing my contacts over two weeks before my preop exam but apparently my eyes still haven't settled to a consistent shape because they couldn't get consistent results when measuring them. I have another exam scheduled in two weeks but I'm beginning to wonder if it's even worth it. Should I just accept defeat or go back and try again?
posted by tommasz on Jun 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Explain my vision woes as though I were five, please

I got new eyeglasses a few days ago and I'm having difficulty adapting. Please help me understand what's happening here, including how ageing fits in. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Could pupil dilation be the cause of my inaccurate eyeglass prescription

The last two times I got a new prescription the first try was way off. Could this be due to the eye drops? Or is it just communications? [more inside]
posted by lodurr on May 16, 2013 - 17 answers

LASIK for bad eyes?

I am very nearsighted, and have an astigmatism in both eyes. I checked out LASIK 10 years ago, and was told that it hadn't developed enough to make it safe/effective for a person with my conditions. Has the state of the art improved with regard to laser correction of severe nearsightedness with astigmatism? Are there new techniques that could work better than LASIK? [more inside]
posted by seventyfour on Jun 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Can I ignore my astigmatism?

I am a new eyeglass wearer and the astigmatism correction (the visual distortion) is driving me nuts. Can I ignore it and just get glasses that fit the rest of my prescription? [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill on Mar 23, 2012 - 16 answers

How do positive and negative astigmatism differ?

Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Soft contacts: tools of the devil.

There must be a trick to wearing and removing soft contacts that I have not discovered. Please share it. Snowflake detail: I've been wearing hard contacts since I was twelve. [more inside]
posted by artemisia on Nov 29, 2011 - 60 answers

Can an astigmatism suddenly go away or did I get a poor eye exam?

Can an astigmatism suddenly go away or did I get a poor eye exam? Details within. [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Sep 25, 2010 - 18 answers

Is it normal to have better vision in contact lens than glasses?

Is it normal to have better vision in contact lens than glasses? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Aug 21, 2010 - 17 answers

seeing many types of blind through a new lens?

Can I get contacts if I have presbyopia (needing progressives) AND astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by kch on May 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Astigmatism and you

I'd like to buy contact lenses online, but the optometrist threw in a new twist. Astigmatism. [more inside]
posted by squeak on Apr 6, 2010 - 17 answers

I can't see very well...

Are there ways I can improve my vision? Or at least stop it from deteriorating? [more inside]
posted by waywardgirl on Mar 7, 2009 - 12 answers

Can you recommend a great eye doctor in New York City

I'm looking to hear from people who have both astigmatism and myopia and have successfully transitioned to contact lenses. Also, if your eye doc is in Manhattan, can I have his/her number? [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on May 17, 2008 - 17 answers

Blurry vision with toric contact lenses?

For the past 4 months, I've been wearing toric contact lenses for my newly-developed astigmatism. My vision now slips out of focus quite often, and I find myself blinking and rubbing quite a bit to get my vision to focus - sometimes to no avail. Is this abnormal, or is this just the deal I get for being astigmatic and wanting to wear contact lens? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Apr 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Can you recommend contacts for astigmatism?

My gf has an eye exam in a few days and is looking for extended wear contacts for a slight astigmatism. Does anyone have any reccomendations?
posted by ttrendel on Nov 7, 2004 - 7 answers

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