Astigmatism is a common and easily treatable imperfection in the curvature of your eye. The condition can cause blurred vision at all distances. Astigmatism occurs when your cornea or the lens has a slightly different surface curvature in one direction from the other. Astigmatism is often present at birth and can occur in combination with nearsightedness or farsightedness.
There are a number of options for patients seeking effective astigmatism treatment. Choosing the right treatment will depend on a number of factors including lifestyle, medical history, and degree of refractive error.
Eye glasses and contact lenses are a reliable astigmatism treatment that correct for the cornea’s irregular curve. Contact lenses are another alternative with a number of options such as hard, soft, extended wear, disposable, rigid gas permeable, and bifocal contact lenses.
Surgical OptionsDepending on the type and severity of your astigmatism, you may be able to correct it with surgery. To discuss which type of astigmatism treatment may be right for you, speak with Dr. Barrus, Dr. Schultz, or Dr. Rutar who can provide you with detailed information on the many surgical and non-surgical options available.