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  • Will Dark Glasses Help with Astigmatism and Light Sensitivity?


    My daughter has astigmatism (imperfectly shaped cornea) and ocular albinism (lack of color in the eye). It causes extreme light sensitivity and blurry vision. In a lighted room, would dark glasses help her vision?


    Albinism is often associated with light sensitivity and in many cases astigmatism. I would try glasses to improve the vision as much as possible and darkening the lenses to attempt to reduce the light sensitivity. Often there is a need to try different filtration densities (how dark the tint is) to find the optimum amount.