What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a condition of the eye that is very common amongst 3 million Americans. It is a condition that cause an imperfect curvature of the eye. It creates a irregularly shape in the cornea of the eye preventing light to correctly focus on the retina, which causes blurry vision and many other symptoms such as:
- eye strain
- squinting (trying to see clearly)
- eye discomfort
Treating astigmatism can be done by first booking a comprehensive eye exam. Then your eye doctor will distinguish and diagnose if astigmatism is present. There are a variety of treatment methods for astigmatism, including: corrective eye glasses, specially made eye contacts, and Lasik surgery. Another treatment option available is the non-invasive Orthokeratology. Which is a procedure also called ortho-k, that helps temporarily reshape the cornea to reduce refractive issues.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Sampalis today for your astigmatism and eye care needs, it’s important to treat such opthalmic diseases.
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