The 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 irregularity is known as astigmatism.
Astigmatisms occur when the shape of the cornea or the degree of curve in the lens of your eyes is slightly irregular. Because of this, light that comes into your eye does not focus properly on your retina, and you experience a blurring of your vision. The blurring from this condition can affect your 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 astigmatism, a comprehensive eye care facility such as Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center can assist you in understanding your treatment options and help you make an informed and effective choice for your future.
Astigmatism is detected during your routine eye exam.The same instruments and methods used to detect nearsightedness and farsightedness can help detect astigmatism.
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 for astigmatisms is LASIK eye surgery. The LASIK procedure can be a good choice for those who want to enjoy life without the aid of eyeglasses or contact lenses and want a permanent solution with minimal hassle.
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