Astigmatism Care at Brinegar Eye Care, LLC

Astigmatism Care at Brinegar Eye Care, LLC

Astigmatism affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the eye has an irregular shape, causing issues like blurry vision. People can be affected by astigmatism at any age, but with a thorough eye exam with an optometrist, the condition can be treated. 


Vision Problems with Astigmatism

Astigmatism causes vision problems due to the cornea or lens of the eye having an irregular shape. The eye is usually round, but if you have astigmatism, your eye is oval or egg-shaped. This abnormal shape causes light rays to enter the eye at different angles, resulting in blurry vision.

Different Types of Astigmatism

There are two main types of astigmatism: horizontal and vertical. Horizontal astigmatism occurs when the eye is wider than it is tall. Vertical astigmatism is the opposite, with the eye being taller than it is wide. Regardless of the type, astigmatism affects near and far vision.

Symptoms of Astigmatism

Symptoms of astigmatism include blurry vision, areas of distorted vision, eyestrain, headaches, squinting to see clearly, and eye discomfort. While these symptoms do not always indicate astigmatism, a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist is necessary to determine the underlying cause of these symptoms.

Astigmatism in Children

Children with astigmatism often don't realize they have blurry vision. However, without treatment, astigmatism can affect a child's performance in school and sports and lead to lazy eye and vision loss.

Diagnosing Astigmatism

Your optometrist will diagnose astigmatism during a comprehensive eye exam, which may include reading an eye chart, looking through a phoropter, using an autorefractor, or measuring the curve of the cornea with a keratometer or corneal topography scan.

Common Forms of Treatment

Astigmatism typically responds very well to eyeglasses or contact lenses. They work by refocusing light on the retina in the back of the eye, providing clear vision. If you have severe astigmatism, rigid gas permeable lenses may be the best option. Alternatively, refractive surgery such as LASIK can reshape the cornea to improve how light travels through it. Your treatment plan will depend on your condition and how it affects your vision.

Contact Brinegar Eye Care, LLC in Bloomington, IN

At Brinegar Eye Care, LLC in Bloomington, we use advanced diagnostic tools to diagnose astigmatism. An optometrist will perform an eye exam, which will give us insight into the overall health of your eye, as well as the condition of your vision. Once we have confirmed it, we will discuss your options, such as prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Learn more about our astigmatism treatment options by calling our Bloomington office at (812) 339-7995.

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