Astigmatism

Astigmatism is caused by the irregular curvature of either the cornea or the lens inside the eye. This abnormality in curvature prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, leading to blurred vision that affects clarity at all distances. Astigmatism frequently coexists with nearsightedness or farsightedness, compounding visual challenges for individuals affected by these conditions.

If you are experiencing difficulty seeing clearly or if blurred vision is impacting your daily activities, please schedule an eye exam with us by clicking the button below. Early detection and treatment of astigmatism can significantly improve your vision and quality of life. Contact our office today to book your appointment and take the first step towards clearer vision!

Symptoms:

Symptoms of astigmatism may include:

  • Blurred or distorted vision at all distances
  • Difficulty seeing clearly both near and far
  • Eyestrain or discomfort, especially after prolonged visual tasks
  • Headaches
  • Squinting to try and see more clearly
  • Poor night vision or sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty driving, especially at night

Causes & Risk Factors:

Astigmatism can be caused by a few different factors:

  • Genetics: Often runs in families and can be present from birth.
  • Eye Surgery: Procedures such as cataract surgery can sometimes lead to astigmatism.
  • Injury: Trauma to the eye can result in corneal scarring and astigmatism.
  • Keratoconus: A progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and change shape.

Testing & Diagnosis:

Some treatment options for astigmatism may include:

  • Eyeglasses: Corrective lenses can compensate for the uneven shape of the eye.
  • Contact Lenses: Special toric lenses are designed to correct astigmatism.
  • Refractive Surgery: Procedures like LASIK can reshape the cornea, providing long-term correction.

To get diagnosed and decide on the right treatment for you, please feel free to request an appointment and get an eye exam scheduled today! We will perform a few tests on you to decide the right course of action, and we'll get you seeing clearly in no time!

Treatment Options

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