Astigmatism is a common eye condition known to cause blurry vision. The cornea covers the front of your eye, and when you have astigmatism, it has an irregular shape. When you have astigmatism, the light does not touch the back of your eye where the retina is located. If you believe you have astigmatism or other eye condition, and you live in the Madeira Beach or Seminole areas, the optometry professionals at Island Optics are ready to assist you.
Symptoms of Astigmatism
Astigmatism is not based on age. The condition occurs in children and adults alike. Astigmatism can make your vision blurry and cause headaches. You may also experience eye discomfort. Most often, astigmatism is combined with other vision problems, such as myopia, which means you cannot see at a distance. You also may not be able to see up close. Our optometrist will evaluate your eyes to determine whether or not you are experiencing astigmatism and provide treatment accordingly.
After our eye doctor performs a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you have astigmatism, we will choose one of several ways to correct the condition. One of the most common ways to correct this condition is to wear eyeglasses. The lens must have a particular prescription to create a cylindrical shape, providing you with the additional power you need to see with astigmatism.
You can also use contact lenses to help correct your astigmatism. Contact lenses may be able to provide you with clearer vision in a much wider range than eyeglasses. There are several different contacts created specifically for astigmatism correction. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, LASIK eye surgery may also be an option. This surgery reshapes the cornea by removing some of the tissue of the inner layer, allowing you to see clearly without the aid of a corrective lens. Our optometrist will assess your eye to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK. If so, we will refer you to a reliable eye surgeon while providing you with pre and post-operative care at our office.
Optometrist in Madeira Beach
If you believe astigmatism is responsible for your visual impairment, the optometry professionals at Island Optics are ready to assist you. We will examine your eyes to determine if astigmatism is present and provide treatment based on your specific needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (727) 80-4411.