Astigmatism is one of the most common eye problems, and when left untreated, it can result in persistent blurred vision. The good news is that the condition is usually very treatable, and intervention from an eye doctor can restore your vision to full clarity.
What Is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea (the eye’s front surface) or the lens inside the eye has mismatched curves. Usually, astigmatism means a curve that is egg-shaped rather than perfectly round. This condition is present from birth.
Symptoms and Types of Astigmatism
Astigmatism can present as myopic (with nearsightedness), hyperopic (with farsightedness), or a combination of the two.
Some common symptoms of astigmatism include:
- Blurry or distorted vision
- Eye strain
- Chronic headaches
- Impaired night vision
Meet Our Doctors
At TLC San Antonio, we boast a team of doctors known for clinical acumen and precision. Our practice treats a wide range of vision problems, from cornea issues to glaucoma, and we are especially passionate about providing relief for our astigmatism patients. TLC San Antonio also uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure expedient procedures, predictable outcomes, and minimal recovery times.
Astigmatism Treatment Options
During your initial consultation, your doctor will evaluate the nature and severity of your astigmatism, recommending the most effective treatment. Common treatments for astigmatism include:
- Corrective lenses such as eyeglasses and contact lenses can improve vision impaired by astigmatism.
- LASIK surgery can reshape the cornea, restoring improved vision.
- If you are not a candidate for LASIK surgery, PRK surgery may provide an alternative laser treatment option.