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How common is astigmatism?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Astigmatism is a common eye disorder. Many children and adults have astigmatism and treat it through corrective glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Some people with slight astigmatisms might not be aware of the disorder if it does not affect their vision.

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