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Lens for Astigmatism

Postby witkwalter on Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:10 pm

I prefer to view without my glasses on. I have astigmatism and in viewing smaller, dimmer objects they become fuzzy. How do you determine which lens can help correct this. Are the (astigmatism) correcting lens additive to the lens being used? Is it chosen according to the lens power that is being used? Is it purchased according to some reading that the optomitrist can give you?

thanks in advance
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Re: Lens for Astigmatism

Postby Jne_K on Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:00 pm

Hi

Yes, there is a magnification at which your astigmatism becomes a non-issue, though determining that is first a matter of determining how much astigmatism you have and that is info supplied by your eye doctor or written on your Rx if you have a copy. Televue, with their Televue Dioptrix system, can get you what you want if you will be observing at low and mid-powers. See their website for more details, but first get that number for your astigmatism.
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