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should i wear my glasses all the time astigmatism?

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If I have astigmatism, do I need to wear glasses all the time? Or just wear them when it is difficult for me to see things clearly? How do I cure this illness?

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asked Feb 10, 2017 in Health by smyadmin

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Astigmatism is one of the types of focusing problems, the others of which are long and shortsightedness. In astigmatism, light is focused differently depending on which direction the light rays are shining as they pass through a lens.

Like other focusing problems, astigmatism affects vision in a way proportional to its degree. The higher the astigmatism, the blurrer the resulting vision.

One group of people with high astigmatism would need to wear glasses all the time-that would be children below the age of about 9 or 10 years old with astigmatism of greater than about 1.50D. If these children don't wear their glasses, the constantly blurred vision could cause lazy eye (amblyopia).

For older people, the glasses are purely a visual aid-ie they help to provide clear vision, but do not otherwise affect the health of the eye whether they are worn or not. So it is up to them whether they wear the glasses all the time or not-without glasses, vision is blurry, with glasses vision is clear-and that's about it.

Regular, stable astigmatism is not really a disease-it is just who you are and reflects the shape of your eyeball. But if you do not want to wear glasses or contact lenses, then the only other way to get rid of it would be through refractive surgery ie LASIK, PRK or ICL.
answered Feb 10, 2017 by Por Yong Ming
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You will get used to sight without defects, if you can tolerate it, and will start wearing glasses the whole time without noticing. Then some day you will decide you no longer need the glasses and discard them. This depends on how often you do need to have clear vision in practical terms. Once used to glasses it is harder to take them away, even at night.
answered Feb 10, 2017 by Danilo J. Bonsignore
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Should I wear glasses all the time if I have astigmatism?
What the results can be if I don't wear them?
answered Feb 10, 2017 by walgreensunder
I've got astigmatism and farsightedness and have been wearing glasses all the time as what my doctor suggested me. Everytime when I remove my glasses I cannot see clearly even the near things. Maybe not to wear them if you have astigmatism will get you a worse vision.
Follow your doctor's orders. If your doctor says it's OK to wear them full time, I would. I got my glasses when I was 12 and was too shy to wear them until i was 19. After I started wearing my glasses, every aspect of my life improved and the self-consciousness quickly disappeared.
Yes.you'd better wear them all the time. Or you will get bad headaches if you don't wear glasses. Astigmatism will make things blurry so that you can't see things clearly without glasses.Finally your vision will get even worse.
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Low astigmatism - should I be wearing glasses?
Hi, I have low mixed astigmatism (sph 0.25 and cyl -1.5 in both eyes). I generally don't wear my glasses and just make do. My eyes do get tired and I am quite conscious that I can struggle with distance vision especially when driving at night. Will I be making my vision worse by making do in this way? Should I be wearing glasses more regularly?
answered Feb 10, 2017 by marauck
Hi, if you have low mixed astigmatism,astigmatism can make driving a risky activity. For most, this typically applies to night driving. Astigmatism is notorious for giving sufferers severely reduced night vision, possibly due to pupil dilation in low light conditions, which can exacerbate focal difficulties.Even during the day, people with astigmatism can experience problems with light and some will see halos, blurring, and severe distortion in certain conditions. Increased darkness worsens all these difficulties, sometimes to the point that activities that require a high degree of visual acuity,such as driving,become difficult or even impossible to do safely.Corrective lenses are also more likely to cause complications at night. Most astigmatic individuals wear either glasses or contacts. Glasses can create glare, which is especially noticeable with artificial lighting after dark. Contacts can be even worse - if not kept well-hydrated, they can dry out after a long day, causing discomfort and worsened sight.Anyone with astigmatism concerned about night driving, or anything really, should first look to correct their vision as much as possible. As mentioned, eye exercises allow you to improve your vision, but choosing the right pair of glasses or contacts is also vital. So, you need to wear a right pair of eyeglasses regularly.

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