What is Astigmatism and How Can it Be Corrected?

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The board-certified ophthalmologists at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center offer various treatments for correcting astigmatism, which is a refractive error. An abnormally curved cornea or lens can make it almost impossible to see the world clearly, but our vision correction strategies can give you crisper vision across all ranges.

If you have concerns or if your vision interferes with your ability to complete everyday tasks, don’t hesitate to contact us for a professional evaluation in Boca Raton, FL.

What is astigmatism?

As with the other refractive disorders, astigmatism is caused by an abnormal eye curvature that improperly bends the light reaching the retina. The retina, situated at the back of the eye, is the structure that holds the light-sensing cells and is indispensable to good vision. With astigmatism, either the outer portion of the eye (the clear, protective cornea) or the lens have mismatched forms and are egg-shaped rather than more round, like a ball.

As a result, individuals afflicted with astigmatism struggle with blurriness at far and close ranges. Astigmatism is typically present at birth and may accompany other refractive errors, though it may often be mild enough to not require corrective action. But if it does require action, we’re here for you and eager to help you enjoy clear vision and optimal ocular health.

In addition to blurred or distorted vision at various distances, astigmatism may cause poor night vision. It can make it needlessly challenging for individuals to read, drive, and perform many other necessary daily tasks. The effects of astigmatism can also cause discomfort by forcing patients to constantly squint while also leading to eyestrain and headaches. The only way to know if you have astigmatism, or some other condition, is through an eye exam with our experienced opticians at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center.

How can astigmatism be treated?

The most common solutions for astigmatism are eyeglasses and contact lenses. These visual aids compensate for the uneven curvature of the eye to properly bend (refract) light through the various eye structures and onto the retina. These corrective options are also an excellent fix for those suffering from other refractive disorders.

Another effective treatment avenue is surgical, and we provide multiple types of well-practiced, clinically proven techniques to correct refractive errors and help you enjoy clearer vivid vision. These state-of-the-art vision correction systems include laser cataract surgery and refractive surgery that physically reshapes the cornea. No matter the choice, your course of treatment will be tailored to you based on your unique needs.

Discover astigmatism treatments in Boca Raton

You don’t have to live with astigmatism. And we can help through one of our established, safe, and effective treatment techniques. If you’d like to regain your life and enjoy the visual liberty that can improve your standard of living, contact our board-certified ophthalmologists at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center by contacting us in Boca Raton, FL.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.