Vision Care 

Astigmatism

astigmatism

Astigmatism is a vision problem that caused by irregular shape of cornea, or the lens inside your eye.

 

When the light entering through the irregular cornea or lens into the eye, the light can't focus properly on the retina, as the result, the image blurred in any distance.

Your optometrist told you that you have astigmatism? Don't worry, you are not alone! Astigmatism is commonly found in everyone, especially those with nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Usually people have slight amount of astigmatism have no issue on vision and treatment is not necessary. However, a high degree of astigmatism will lead distorted or blurred vision, eye discomfort and headaches.

Like most of the vision conditions, astigmatism is having several options for management, which include eyeglasses, contact lenses, orthokeratology, laser and other refractive surgery procedures.

Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.