About Astigmatism

AstigmatismThe eyes are sensitive organs, and even small deviations from the norm can result in issues that affect your everyday life. Because the eyes are so complex and numerous parts of the eye have to work together seamlessly for perfect vision, it isn’t too surprising that many people require some degree of vision correction. One of the most common types of vision issues that are due to irregularities in one’s eyes is known as astigmatism.

Astigmatism, a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by irregular spherical curvature, results in distorted images, as light rays are prevented from meeting at a common focus. This leads to a blurring of vision. The blurring from this condition can affect vision when looking at objects both near and far, and the condition commonly accompanies both near-and far-sightedness. If you are concerned that you may have this or another vision-related condition,  Atlanta Eye Care can help identify your issues, assist you in understanding your options, and help you make an informed and effective choice for your future.

There Are Treatment Options

In some cases, no treatment is needed – typically where the degree of irregularity is minimal. In other cases, though, glasses or contact lenses can help ensure that light hits your retina at the right angle to eliminate any blurring that you would otherwise experience.

Another popular option to eliminate this blurring due to cornea or lens irregularities is LASIK surgery. The LASIK procedure can be a particularly good choice for those looking to enjoy the convenience of a glasses or contact lens free lifestyle and who want a permanent solution with minimal hassle.

Astigmatism is a common eye condition.  The key is to get a highly-trained optometrist to prescribe your lenses.  The doctors at Alpharetta Eye Clinic and Windward Eye Care will make sure you have the right prescription.  Whether you are work or play, your eyes will be comfortable with a prescription from North Fulton’s best eye care clinics. Good vision is everything.  Call to make an appointment.