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Understanding Astigmatism -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Astigmatism?

The most common symptom of astigmatism is blurred or double vision. If you are only slightly affected, you may not notice anything wrong. More significant astigmatism may cause noticeable distortions of your vision.

It is particularly important to remember that children with vision problems may not realize their vision is blurred. After all, they may never have seen the world in focus. That’s why it’s a good idea for children to have regular vision checks.

Understanding Astigmatism

Find out more about astigmatism:



Diagnosis and Treatment

Here are some symptoms of astigmatism:

  • Blurring of small print, difficulty reading
  • Double vision
  • Inability to see both near and distant without squinting

Children with vision problems, such as astigmatism may experience:

  • Difficulty focusing on printed words and lines
  • Eye strain, tired eyes, or headaches

Call Your Doctor If:

You experience any difficulty seeing objects clearly at any distance.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on March 07, 2015

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