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This Picture Has Made Several People Realize They Have Astigmatism


People are sharing this photo of car lights because it's opening their eyes to the possibility they may have astigmatism.

When I was 15, I didn't really take the news I needed glasses very well. By which I mean I walked outside, tore up the prescription, and threw it in the trash because I could see just fine, gosh darn it. If Batman didn't need to wear glasses, then I didn't need to wear glasses, thank you very much.

Years later, when I was all grown up, I went to another eye doctor and it turns out I didn't need glasses anymore... and I have to admit I was a little let down. Either my eyes magically healed over time, or one of these doctors has no idea what they're talking about. I'm going to go with the former because it makes me feel cooler.

It turns out though, there are some surefire ways to tell whether or not you need glasses.

The obvious is if you have difficulty seeing and registering things other people can see clearly (duh). But there are are other, more specific ways that are less apparent.

Some people wear glasses because, when they drive at night, they pretty much see the world like this. Not exactly what you'd call ideal driving conditions: