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 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?
Astigmatism is caused by an eye that is not completely round and occurs in nearly everybody to some degree.