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Don't Let Astigmatism Affect Your Vision

Astigmatism is a condition that affects the eye. This condition can cause people to have distorted vision, headaches, blurry vision, squinting, eye pain, and eyestrain. Some people may not have any symptoms of astigmatism if the case is mild. There are some people that have a severe case of astigmatism. There are several treatment options when it comes to astigmatism. Treatment options include the use of eyewear like glasses and contacts as well as surgery. For those that suffer from a more severe version of astigmatism, they may not be able to wear contacts at all. If a person has trouble with their vision, the first thing they should do is go to their eye doctor. Their eye doctor will be able to determine whether or not they are suffering from astigmatism. Astigmatism will never get better without proper treatment.

How Do People Get Astigmatism? 

Astigmatism is caused by the curvature of the lens or cornea. When a person’s lens is not curved evenly, a person will struggle with their perception of light rays. These are refracted elsewhere in the eye, and this will cause blurry vision. People with astigmatism can have distorted or blurry vision when looking at far off things as well as items located much closer. Astigmatism is one of the most common eye disorders and in many cases, the cause is genetic. For some people, astigmatism can be onset due to surgery, eye injury, or eye disease. It was once thought that reading in low light or sitting too close to the television caused astigmatism, but this has been proven to be false. Some people may have astigmatism with no family history of it, or past injury or surgery.

Methods of Repair

If a person wants to go the most affordable route to treat astigmatism, they would need to look at getting glasses. Glasses will adjust the light rays to help correct the uneven curve. Fortunately, there are many options when it comes to glasses. With some cases of astigmatism, contact lenses may be an option. There are many different types of contact lenses that are suited for use with astigmatism. It is important to keep in mind that there are some cases out there where the astigmatism is so severe, contact lenses will not be an option. If a person wishes to have a complete reversal of their astigmatism, they should look into surgery. Surgery can completely correct the issue, and allow the person with astigmatism to no longer have to suffer the symptoms nor wear eyeglasses or contacts.

LASIK surgery

LASIK eye surgery is a very popular form of treatment for astigmatism. It can correct the eyesight back to a normal 20 20 vision and alleviate any symptoms. For some people, perfect vision will not be achieved, but it will help to minimize the symptoms of astigmatism. If someone is interested in having eye surgery, they will need to speak at length with their eye doctor. Their ophthalmologist will be able to tell them whether or not eye surgery is right for their eyes. They can also go over the different types of surgery, any side effects and long-lasting symptoms as well as the cost. In many cases, insurance does cover this form of eye surgery. When LASIK first came out, it was very expensive. It has since become more affordable and highly recommended by most eye doctors for the treatment of astigmatism.


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