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Ash.G

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how many people here with Astigmatism were night blind even before they were diagnosed with Astigmatism? I always struggled with seeing in dark places and night. flashlights/torches and street lights never helped. I am not sure if it is actually from Astigmatism or something else.

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    • royalty

      334d

      @Ash.G Hmmm, at that point I'm not sure. That would definitely be something to bring up to your eye doctor or pcp. Best of luck!

    • Ash.G

      334d

      thanks so much. I will try to bring it up with them. At least if I don't forget because they are talking about different things. I always had the problem and tried telling my guide leaders because they wondered why I never used flashlights. But they told me to use one anyway even though it does nothing to help. But I thought it was sort of normal because no-one took it seriously.

    • royalty

      334d

      I guess it depends on what you mean by night blindness. Having a harder time seeing in the dark and being sensitive to light is definitely an astigmatism thing, more specifically lights having rays around them or looking like stars and streaking across your vision. I also deal with visual snow, which is like when your vision is filled with a noise filter/tv static. That also makes it really hard to see in the dark, but that's not related to astigmatism. I hope this helps!

      • Ash.G

        334d

        @royalty I literally don't see anything at night and the daylight is so bright I can't see much because I have to close my eyes. It doesn't look like stars to me or have rays.

        • royalty

          334d

          @Ash.G Hmmm, at that point I'm not sure. That would definitely be something to bring up to your eye doctor or pcp. Best of luck!

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Based on the provided context, there are individuals who have difficulty driving at night due to astigmatism. One person mentioned that they struggle with lights such as lit tunnels or car headlights in the opposite direction, which appear like flashing strobe lights. This adds an additional thing to focus on that doesn't exist in daylight. However, it is not specified whether these individuals experienced night blindness before being diagnosed with astigmatism.

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