Astigmatism isn’t an eye disease or condition. It is a refractive error, that is, a fault in the way the eye focuses light either in front of or behind, the retina, which causes blurring or distortion of images. An individual with astigmatism may struggle to try to see clearly, squinting, eyestrain and headaches. The distorted vision is caused by the shape of the eyeball, which should be spherical, but is more football-shaped in individuals with astigmatism. It is a very common vision problem that affects as much as 36 percent of some demographic groups. Sometimes, astigmatism can develop after an eye injury or eye surgery.
Methods to Treat Your Astigmatism in Hendersonville
Your optometrist can detect refractive errors such as astigmatism during your regular eye exam. Astigmatism often occurs along with other refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. Today’s optometry provides a number of different options for individuals whose vision is affected by astigmatism. You can wear corrective eyeglasses that remove the distortion in images. Certain types of contact lenses can also be used to correct the blurriness. Some types LASIK eye surgery can help to correct astigmatism. Ortho-K therapy uses lenses that are worn at night to re-shape the cornea to provide better vision during the day. Your optometrist can advise you on which method would be best for your needs.
Let Hendersonville Eye Care Be Your Hendersonville Optometrist
The doctors and staff at Hendersonville Eye Care take great pride in providing professional, individualized vision care for their patients in Hendersonville and surrounding areas. We provide a variety of vision services, including eye exams, eyeglass fitting, contact lens fitting, Ortho-K vision therapy, hard-to-fit lenses, computer glasses, sports eyewear, LASIK surgery consultation, sunglasses, dry eye syndrome care and treatment of eye diseases. Contact Hendersonville Eye Care today at (828) 693-5205 for an appointment to discuss methods of treatment for astigmatism that will improve your vision for everyday tasks.