Astigmatism is an eye condition resulting from an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens in the eye, and is one of the many eye conditions treated at Milan Eye Center in metro Atlanta. Learn more about this common eye condition and how to find help at any Milan Eye Center location.
Astigmatism occurs when there is an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or the lens of the eye. This difference in curvature impacts the angles at which light enters the eye, creating what is called a refractive error.
Astigmatism is very common, affecting approximately 3 million people in the United States. In many patients, astigmatism often occurs in tandem with another refractive error, such as myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness).
Some instances of astigmatism are so slight that they do not require treatment, while others can be more significant. Read on to learn more about the symptoms and treatment of astigmatism by the expert ophthalmology team at Milan Eye Center.
The most common symptom of astigmatism is blurred vision, both up close and far away. Some secondary symptoms of the blurred vision caused by astigmatism include:
While most instances of astigmatism occur naturally, patients may occasionally develop the condition due to an eye injury, surgery, or disease.
In extremely slight cases of the condition, astigmatism may not require any treatment. In mild to moderate cases, astigmatism can be corrected through the use of eye glasses or contact lenses. Both rigid and soft contact lenses are available for the treatment of astigmatism.
Some cases of astigmatism may be treated through the use of refractive surgery, such as LASIK, PRK, or Refractive Lens Exchange.
Milan Eye Center has multiple locations in metro Atlanta area. The board-certified team of eye surgeons and expert ophthalmologists at our eye clinics have extensive experience treating astigmatism. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about the best astigmatism treatment for you. Call our office at (678) 381-2020 or book your appointment online.
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