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 Why can't I see out my new glasses?
This is my 2nd doctor. I can't see clear. I see okay up close, and very blurry on objects far away. Is it me? Any advice?
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 Taking a Shower with Contacts in?
I forgot to take out my contacts before i showered.
I tried cleaning them as thoroughly as possible,
I wasn't sure, if showering with them in was bad or not.

So my question ...

 Floating spots in my vision.?
Whenever I look at a surface that is completely black or at something like the sky I see dots floating around. My optomitrist told me these can occur and are called 'floaters'. It's ...

 What does it mean when the whites of someone's eyes have a discoloration(not talking about pink-eye)?
Is it a lack of vitamins/malnutrition? Or is it a prelude to a bigger problem in the future?...

 Why can you not keep your eyes open when sneezing?

 I got a piece of banana stuck in my eye??? help!!!!?
Yesterday I riped a banana peel and part of the peel (the stringy inside part) flew in my eye I felt it go in back of my eye so I rinsed my eye with water and even filled a bowl with water and put my ...

 What happens if you wear glasses but you don't need them?
I want glasses but I don't need them and sometimes wear them but I am afraid I might go blind, If that does not happen what will????????????????????????????????????......

 I am 14 and I want to get rid of my glasses.?
My eye power is actually considered not too bad. it is -2 and
-2.25 in both of my eyes. I am nearsighted. I am not interested in lasic eye surgery, but a natural way to cure my eyes. I saw this ...

 Are contact lenses easy to put into the eyes and then remove?

 How to fix a lazy eye?

 Can I wear 2 week lenses for a longer period of time?
I wore my Acuvue 2 week lenses for 21 days and they still felt like new. If I clean them with Unizyme tablets (enzymatic cleaner) every week, could they last 2 months?...

 What is this?
I've seen small three flashes of light today, weird little things that kind of look like flashys. I saw one, then a lot of time passed like hours, then I saw another, then only about 30 minutes ...

 Is it bad to share contacts with my girlfriend?
We both bought scary halloween lenses without any perscription in them, they are soft lenses. They came with a warning not to let any one else wear them because you could get an infection. Is this ...

 What can you do for a scrached eye?
i got saw dust in my eye and it scrached it what do I do?...

 Piece of glass in eye?
i broke a candleholder this morning, and i'm pretty sure a tiny fleck zoomed into my eye. it doesn't hurt, and there isn't any visible damage (though i'm aware i might not be able ...

 If I press my closed eyelid with my finger, I see a faint blue dot in the darkness. What's that called?
Those blue dots are at the corner of my eyes.
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That blue dot is among my earliest memories. If I was damaging my eyes, I think I would've at least needed glasses ...

 He wont let me???
i wear glasses and my dad wont let me get contacts. my glasses are getting annyoing and i want contacts. my dad says he doesnt want me getting contacts at this age and i'm 11! i have friends ...

 Eye problems - do I need to see an optometrist or a general practitioner?
One of my eyes has been very irritated and sensitive to light for the past 3 days. I wear contacts daily and first thought it could be just a simple contact irritation. But I've been wearing my ...

 Can you shower and swim in contact lenses?

 Are there any exercises I can do to strengthen my eyes?
I have new glasses and have noticed that my eye sight without them has gotten worse.
Are there some exercises that I can do to stop the rot?...

Oscar A
How do you know if you have astigmatism?
without going to the eye doctor

I have a bit of astigmatism as well.

I was told astigmatism was when your eye isn't perfectly round. Sometimes resulting from putting too much pressure on your eyes by rubbing them too hard/excessively, or perhaps from natural conditions. That causes problems in focusing. One symptom of it is people with astigmatism tend to confuse letters that look similar, like smaller font, lowercase 'c', 'e', 'o', and 'a'.

A way to test for it, keeping in mind this is NOT full proof or a substitute for a qualified optomotrist is to pick up a newspaper and try to see if one can distinguish those letters quickly without corrective lenses. Or, u can use the smallest ranges of fonts in Word and try printing them out to see if one can tell. Again, if astigmatism is a concern, check with a doctor regardless of that test.

anything metal will stick to you.HAHAHAHAHAHA
Sorry, I'm tired. I'm going to bed now.

krissy l
Astigmatism is a common eye condition that's easily corrected by eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Symptoms of astigmatism are headaches, fatigue, eyestrain and blurred vision.

99.999999999999% of hispanic population has astigmatism. just see eye doctor and get that fix by glasses and contact lenses. without correction, if having high amount of astigmatism, you will see the floor is slanted, or when you read, words are tilting and there are shadow above/or below, or left or right of the words.

Carly S.
read about it? i would go to the eye doctor tho..

You can't really know without going to the eye doctor. The only way to tell whether or not you have astigmatism, is to see the curvature of the eye, and the only person who can really do that well, is the eye doctor.
I think there is a way, to see if you have it based on the shape of your glasses lenses, but I'm not entirely sure, because I've never seen anything different. But I would ask your eye doctor.
Best of luck.

only way to diagnose correctly is by MD eval.

it's me
Only a trained professional can officially diagnose an astigmatism.

The most common symptom is blurriness around objects. They can also cause headaches.

I would suggest going to a doctor. the only way to treat is with corrective lenses which you would need an rx for anyway!

By visiting an optimologist - don't self diagnose.

Doc is really the only one who can diagnose.

There is no real way to know. The eye doc will examine your eyes and notice if you have an unusual curvature or not etc

If you have glasses at this time, you dan take them to a place like Lenscrafters, and they cen tell you what your presctiption is, and whether you have astigmatism. Otherwise, only an optometrist or opthamologist can answer that question. Good luck! :)

Jessica M
My husband works in an eye doctor's office.... he said the only way to tell is through a refraction, which is done at an office. If you're not going because of money issues, talk with the optomotrist, they might be able to set you up with a payment plan so you can get it checked out. A lot of doctors are willing to work with you as long as they know they'll eventually get paid.

Reiki Chick
I have astigmatism myself, also I have some minor training in early detection of possible astigmatism.

One of the easiest possible indications I was taught is to have the person stand against a lamp post, or wall and look up. If it appears that the wall/post is curving over you, it is likely that you have astigmatism.

This is just a pre-emptive sign, and does necessarily guarantee that the person does or does not have astigmatism. To know for sure 100% you need to see an eye doctor.

I hope this was helpful.

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