Astigmatism is one of several vision issues that impact people of many ages. Learn more about this condition and how our team at Locerne Optical serving Walled Lake, MI, Commerce, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, Wixom, MI, and Novi, MI, can help in the guide below.


What Is Astigmatism and What Causes It?

Astigmatism is a condition in which vision is impacted by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens. Normally, an eye is round – like a basketball. Astigmatism is when the eye, in some manner, is not correctly rounded. This might occur due to genetics, eye injuries or disease, or as the result of eye surgery.

How Does It Impact Vision?

When the eye shape is round, the light entering the eye hits the retina, creating a clear visual. When the eye is not round, the light either hits in front of or behind the retina, which causes blurry vision.

It can also lead to headaches and eye discomfort, and it can occur with other refractive errors. All of these signs point might to astigmatism, but a good way to determine if you have the condition is to visit an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam.

What Is the Treatment for Astigmatism?

Once an optometrist on our optometry team has provided an astigmatism diagnosis, you’ll be provided with vision correction. The typical courses of correction include eyeglasses and contact lenses.

There was a time when eyeglasses seemed to be limited in their options of frames. Fortunately, that time has passed. You can get prescription eyeglasses in all styles and even designer frames.

If the idea of eyeglasses isn’t appealing to you, contact lenses are another good option. An optometrist on our optometry team can help you pick the best for your condition. These will need special contact lenses that can compensate for the irregular shape of your eye.

In some cases, surgery can also be helpful for astigmatism. You can discuss this with our team to determine if you’re a good candidate.

Visit a Wixom, MI, Eye Doctor on Our Optometry Team for an Eye Exam

Have you noticed the signs of astigmatism? Let our team at Locerne Optical provide a comprehensive eye exam to help provide a proper diagnosis. You can also take a look at our designer frames to suit your style and preferences. Call us at (248) 773-7330 to schedule an appointment today.

We happily serve residents in and around Walled Lake, MI, Commerce, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, Wixom, MI, and Novi, MI. An eye doctor on our team is here to help.

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