Astigmatism

Philippines
November 8, 2011 7:48pm CST
I had my glasses changed last month and what a lucky me! The doctor said that I no longer have astigmatism. It has been cured! What a miracle! After 17 years of wearing contacts/glasses, that was the first time I went to the eye doctor and heard something positive. Usually, I would leave with an additional grade added to my contacts/glasses. Have you had similar experiences as mine?
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@ardoy0731 (7248)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
Nice to hear that and for you.I do have poor eyesight too and have -0.25 astigmatism in both eyes and hoping that it won't go higher hehe.I use to wear contact lenses instead of eyeglasses but I always have my glasses with me.
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• Philippines
11 Nov 11
I use contact lens at work and glasses at home. However, recently I've been using my glasses only because I've been sleeping late. Whenever I sleep late, I couldn't wear contacts the next day because they sting my eyes.
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@tessa9 (1085)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
My sister is actually the opposite. She has astigmatism but the grade needs to be upgraded every now and then because she seems to gets worse and worse.
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
Oh, that's too bad. I used to think mine won't get fixed either. But then the good news happened. I recommend that she wears her glasses all the time. I am still wearing glasses for my nearsightedness but at least I am no longer astigmatic. Astigmatism can make one feel dizzy.
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@reejuh (33)
25 Nov 11
Hi there! I am also astigmatic. I had my first eyeglasses when I was in 6th grade. I stop wearing those. Sadly, it complicated to some sort of of disease that prompt me to have my eye operation on my left eye. Luckily, the operation was successful and now, I'm wearing these glasses whenever I'm reading far objects. Its really a must to take care the gift of sight.
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@besweet (7202)
• Greece
9 Nov 11
My best friend has astigmatism and she has told me that she checks it every year to see how it changes and it's true than it can be cured. But if you have shortsightedness I've heard that it's more likely to be stabilised after a certain age but it won't dissapear.
@SassyBrat (463)
• Canada
5 Feb 12
This is excellent news! Unfortunately my astigmatism hasn't changed nor gone away. I doubt it ever will. In fact my vision just changed to a tri level.
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
3 Feb 12
That is so cool! I have an astigmatism - and have been told that as mine is caused by the irregular shape of my eye that it may improve but will not be cured. I could have it fixed by laser surgery. I've also been told that shape of my eye is so different that wearing contact lenses the lens would move in my eye and i wouldnt be able to see...that glasses as they stay stationary...are the best for my eyes.