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?
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.