Astigmatism FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred or distorted vision. It occurs when the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye, is not perfectly round. Instead, it is shaped more like a football, causing light rays to focus unevenly on the retina.

Astigmatism FAQs

Epic Vision Eye Center, serving the communities of Baldwin City, Bonner Springs, Clay Center, Dodge City, Manhattan, North Kansas City, Parkville, Smithville, and Washington, is dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care and treatments for astigmatism. We offer a variety of services, including eye exams, contact lens exams, and astigmatism treatment options. Let’s look at some frequently asked questions about astigmatism.

What are the symptoms of astigmatism?

The most common symptom of astigmatism is blurred or distorted vision at all distances. Other symptoms may include:

•             Eyestrain

•             Headaches

•             Squinting

•             Fatigue

•             Difficulty seeing at night

What causes astigmatism?

Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. This can be inherited or it can develop later in life due to injury, surgery, or eye disease.

How is astigmatism diagnosed?

Astigmatism can be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. An optometrist near you will use a variety of tests to measure the shape of your cornea and determine the severity of your astigmatism.

How is astigmatism treated?

Astigmatism can be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.

•             Eyeglasses: Eyeglasses with toric lenses can correct the uneven focusing caused by astigmatism.

•             Contact lenses: Toric contact lenses are specially designed to correct astigmatism.

•             Refractive surgery: LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures can reshape the cornea to correct astigmatism.

What are the risks of astigmatism?

If left untreated, astigmatism can lead to amblyopia, also known as lazy eye. Amblyopia is a condition in which one eye becomes weaker than the other.

How can I prevent astigmatism?

There is no way to prevent astigmatism. However, regular eye exams can help detect astigmatism early and ensure that it is treated properly.

Call Epic Vision Eye Center Today

Are you looking for an eye doctor near you? If you are experiencing any symptoms of astigmatism, call Epic Vision Eye Center today to schedule an appointment. We offer a variety of astigmatism treatment options to help you see clearly.

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8305 Melrose Dr
Lenexa, KS 66214

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