Astigmatism is a natural and commonly occurring cause of blurred or distorted vision that is usually associated with an imperfectly shaped cornea. People with undetected astigmatism often suffer from blurred vision, farsightedness, nearsightedness, fatigue and eyestrain.
HOW IS ASTIGMATISM DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist will usually resort to the use of keratometer which can be used t along with measures of the corneal contours or typography. This will help in studying the shape and surface of the corneas so that the doctor can diagnose the ailment. Also, the use of standardized reading chart from a distance of at least 20 feet can give a correct portrayal of the condition.
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.