Do you have an astigmatism?How to prevent it?

Philippines
July 11, 2009 9:20am CST
Hi people, I got a problem with my eyes. The Ophthalmologist said, when I had my last check up I had an astigmatism and I am a near sighted person. So, she told me to wear an eyeglasses which is so hassle. I followed what she prescribed, but then even though I'm wearing my eyeglasses still headache always strikes me. I can still feel the pain. I still suffer for it. How about you guys? Do you have an astigmatism?What are the things that you do in order to prevent from it?Thanks ahead.
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10 responses
@sandymay16 (1617)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
hi, I have astigmatism and I am near sighted so I'm wearing eyeglasses for the astigmatism because if I'm not wearing it all the time i feel like vomiting or having a headache. i have been wearing glasses for more than 10 years. Now i have two eyeglasses, one for seeing far and one for computer and reading. Well, my astigmatism slightly declined i don't know why because one doctor said it will not heal because I'm getting older and i still abuse my eyes by staring at computers and books most of the time. sometimes I forget to wear my working glasses as I call it because it's really a hassle to change from one eyeglasses to another. But I really do get my working glasses when I feel that I'm about to be cross-eyed statring at the computer for sometime
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I too feel that. it seems that you want to bang your head in the wall..and only the one side of my head is aching. i hate it. when i'm in that mode, i don't want to eat, cause i feel like vomiting. so hassle.
@anneshirley (1516)
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
I do have an astigmatism but I did not follow doctor's order to wear eye glasses but I do ahve them when I need them badly. Like you, I find it a hassle and it is bad wearing glasses all the time. As for the headache, chances are the grade of your glass is either low than what you need or higher. Meaning, you have to go back to where you purchase your eyeglasses and ask them to adjust it according to your eye sight. Headaches are indications that there's still something wrong with your eyes.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
maybe its also the reason...me too im wearing it when i need it badly. your right, it is an indication that i there is still something wrong with my eyes. i hate it when my i had a headache. it seems that i want to sleep until its gone.
@lulu1220 (1009)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I too have slight astigmatism in my right eye. My doctor prescribed me with glasses to use when I am on the computer and for reading. At first I did not know if I would ever get used to them since I do not normally wear glasses, but after a while I was fine. It helps with eye strain quite a bit. I still get the occasional headaches but nothing too bad.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Maybe i'm still experiencing headache because i don't always wear my eye glasses. i'm wearing it when i need it. lol. maybe that's the reason why. still i'm not comfortable wearing it. thanks for the response.
@surfermac (465)
• India
11 Jul 09
i too wear glass and have the same near sight as you have but i dont feel pain and the main thing is you do feel pain at the start as you are not aquainted to the glasses you are putting on now you need some eye drops to clear them everyday and put them on all the time that would reduce the pain you are having
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Maybe i need eye drops. you too using eye drops in your eyes? because sometimes i don't use my eyeglasses. i just wear it when i need it. maybe i should wear it always. also, sometimes i forgot that i thought im wearing it but its not. lol thanks for the response.
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 09
Hi, I too have astigmatism. But I have no such problem as experienced by you. I may deduce that most probably your ophthalmologist give the wrong prescribed glasses to you. Are the degrees the right power? Look for second opinion. It is free consultation. If it is the same power, then consult a medical doctor or a heart doctor. God bless you.
@mayze22 (34)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
I have astigmatism. In my case, it's genetic because my mother has it. I can't do anything about it but i don't wear eyeglasses even if i have one. I had headaches but now it's not as often than before. I just don't read when I'm lying on my bed or when there is little light or both. Also, I rest or just close my eyes for a little while when I feel like it's really stressed. Eyes really need it.
@ky1119 (699)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I've had an astigmatism for 20+ years. I wear contacts and glasses, glasses obviously when I'm not wearing contacts. I don't suffer from mine at all. My fiance has the same problem, wears glasses and has no issues whatsoever. Just do what your eye doctor tells you to and you'll be fine.
• United States
12 Jul 09
I have a astigmatism to. I found out a couple weeks ago. I now have bifocals. I knew something was wrong cause my vision has been blurry for almost 5 years. Ive been having horrible headaches and taking pain pills for it. Since I got the glasses ive been trying to wear them (but it is hard getting used to them) and the headaches are getting better. I don't wear them all the time, but I try to. I don't like to wear glasses, but I guess I have to.
• China
12 Jul 09
I'm not sure about astigmatism, but for shortsighted people, once you have a pair of glasses to remedy your vision, you just can't live without the glasses unless you have a surgery, and the degree will be higher and higher. I can't understand why the doctors say the glasses can remedy coz they make the situation worse and worse.
@sjvenden27 (1846)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Yes I have an astigmatism.. But I do not wear glasses, I did when I was a teenager and it gave me those headaches... So my solution is no glasses.. Why? Well I look at it this way, if I do not need them to drive, and I can manage with everything else, why go through the hassle of glasses? Haven't worn glasses for 11 years... I found out that I had it when I was 14... Also I take vitamins and I believe they help my eyes too..