Astigmatism is a treatable eye condition that causes blurry and distorted vision. This common eye condition is caused when someone has an eye shape that is not perfectly round. The refractive error that occurs can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses and surgery.
Astigmatism is a natural and common issue caused when someone has a cornea shape that is not sphere shaped. When light enters an oval shaped cornea it creates multiple focal points in the back of the eye which causes blurred and distorted vision.
Astigmatism is diagnosed as part of thorough eye exam. During your eye exam your eye doctor will measure your cornea and see how light enters your eye to see if you are suffering from astigmatism.
Majority of astigmatisms can be corrected with properly prescribed eyeglasses and contact lenses. Specialty lenses like soft toric lenses are weighted to allow your doctor to correct for astigmatism.
Refractive surgery is also an option. The shape of the cornea can be corrected with laser eye surgery. Other surgery options may be available for your astigmatism. Before considering refractive surgery explore all of your options and ensure you have a healthy eyes and no other retina, cornea, or eye health concerns.
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