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?
Ophthalmologists diagnose astigmatism through examination of the eye.
HOW IS ASTIGMATISM TREATED?
Almost all degrees of normal astigmatism can be treated by wearing corrective spectacles or contact lenses. Correction for astigmatism can be easily incorporated into glasses and contact lenses. Irregular astigmatism, however, requires corneal correction through surgery or by wearing permeable contact lenses. Refractive surgery is another treatment option, which changes the shape of the cornea through refractive or laser surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nearly 3 in 100 children between the ages of five and 17 may have astigmatism