It is a common imperfection in the curvature of the eye. The front surface of the eye or the lens, inside the eye is curved differently in one direction than the other. A common symptom is blurry vision. Other symptoms are: 1. Squinting 2. Eye strain 3. Fatigue or headaches
HOW IS ASTIGMATISM DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist can diagnose this condition by using different tests such as: 1. An eye chart to reveal reduced visual activity 2. Keratometer to measure the curvature 3.Corneal topography
HOW IS ASTIGMATISM TREATED?
Astigmatism can be corrected by proper prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses. The other ways to treat Astigmatism are: • Corrective lenses • Refractive surgery • Orthokeratology • Laser and other refractive surgery procedures
DID YOU KNOW?
Astigmatism is caused by an eye that is not completely round and occurs in nearly everybody to some degree.