Astigmatism can cause blurry vision and make tasks like driving or reading difficult. Not only that, but it can also lead to uncomfortable symptoms, such as eye strain and headaches. At ClearView Eyecare in Birmingham, WA, we provide comprehensive eye exams to accurately diagnose astigmatism and treatment to help you see clearly.
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is refractive error that occurs due to an irregularly shaped lens or cornea. Rather than the eye being round and cylindrical, it's shaped more like a sphere or a football. As a result, you can experience blurry vision at all distances. There are two types of astigmatism that a person can occur. A person can have lenticular astigmatism, which affects the shape of the lens, while corneal astigmatism affects the shape of the cornea. The shape of the cornea or lens can cause light to refract differently. People with astigmatism often have difficulty with night vision and their eyes can distort images as well. In addition, the refractive error can be caused by eye injuries, eye surgery, cataracts, and genetics.
Treatment for Astigmatism
Astigmatism is common and can be treated. When you visit us, we will perform an eye exam and confirm if you have astigmatism. Afterward, our optometrist can prescribe contact lenses, glasses, or even LASIK surgery to improve your vision. Even if your eyes are hard to fit, you may still be eligible for contact lenses. Once we evaluate your eyes, we can provide you with different types of contacts to try and help you find the pair that will offer comfort and sharp vision.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any symptoms of astigmatism, our team at ClearView Eyecare in Birmingham, WA, is happy to help. After assessing your eye health, we can create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, call our office at (360) 392-8306 today. When you’re looking for a veterinarian near me, we look forward to assisting you!