Astigmatism is a common refractive condition of the eyes, like nearsightedness and farsightedness. But unlike them, it causes visual issues at all distances. At Eyes on You, astigmatism is easily diagnosed as part of a routine eye exam. And treatment is as simple as a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses prescribed by our Linden NJ optometrist.
The root cause of astigmatism can be heredity. If one or both parents have experienced it, it is more likely that you will. The onset can be as early as birth. For others, it can be traced back to pressure on the eyelids or corneas, improper posture, or looking at things up close too often. Your cornea’s shape, which should be circular, becomes more football-shaped. And this causes light to refract more in one direction than another. The result is that only a portion of what you are focusing on can be seen at any given time. The perception you will have is that of blurry or wavy vision. Our Linden NJ optometrist would like you to have the sharpest and clearest vision you are capable of achieving, and so you will be tested to determine the presence of astigmatism. Symptoms that you may notice and that are indication of possible astigmatism include headaches, eye fatigue, eye strain, and blurry vision. If you have one or more of those signs, it is wise to come in for an eye examination. The good news is that our Linden NJ optometrist will prescribe glasses or contact lenses designed especially to correct astigmatism. And if you have nearsightedness or farsightedness in addition to it, bifocal or trifocal lenses will ensure that all of your vision concerns are handled efficiently.
There is simply never a reason for you to settle for sub par or even merely adequate vision. Whether from astigmatism or any other reason, you can make use of corrective lenses to improve your vision. Call us to arrange an appointment.