Astigmatism is a common condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye. It leads to blurred vision at any distance. This can lead to eye discomfort and headaches.
HOW IS ASTIGMATISM DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists diagnose astigmatism through examination of the eye.
HOW IS ASTIGMATISM TREATED?
Almost all degrees of general astigmatism can be corrected with properly prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses. For a person with only a slight degree of astigmatism, corrective lenses may not be needed at all, as long as other conditions, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, are not present. If the astigmatism is moderate to high, however, corrective glasses or contact lenses are probably needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Astigmatism is caused by an eye that is not completely round and occurs in nearly everybody to some degree.