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Tests reveal hypermetropia, astigmatism. What does it mean?

6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. ) Manifest Hypermetropia must not exceed +2.0D Sph, Myopia – Nil and Astigmatism +0.75 D Cyl (within +2.0 D – Max) Near Vision N-5 each eye. this is the criteria for selection in indian air force. but i have -0.5 cyl in both eye . please tell me am i eligible or not
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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based on the information provided you are wanting to know that are you eligible for getting in India Air force, with listed criterion.

Good news!!
Your prescription is within the stated limits and you will have no issues with passing your eye exam test.

For more information.
Astigmatism means that your eye ball itself is shaped more like a oblong football (american) steeper on one end compared to a basketball which is like a sphere. When you have an astigmatism, your eyes focus at two different points which needs to be corrected with astigmatic lenses.

Hope this helps.
Dr. Jay Patel
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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