Blurry vision impedes daily activities and makes life difficult. If you’re looking for exceptional treatment for your astigmatism, look no further than Optic Gallery Seven Hills in Henderson, Nevada. Our doctors provides quality optometry care to leave you with clear and healthy vision. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or book through the online reservation system!
What is astigmatism?
Over the eye is a round and clear lens structure that helps direct light into your eye. Known as the cornea, this structure is typically round in shape. With astigmatism, the cornea takes on a different shape.
Astigmatism presents in two basic varieties. Vertical astigmatism shapes the cornea taller than it is wide. Conversely, the cornea is wider than it is tall with horizontal astigmatism. Both forms of astigmatism create a similar, blurry vision that makes near and distant vision difficult.
What causes astigmatism?
Astigmatism is very common, but it’s poorly understood as to what creates differently shaped corneas. Though the exact cause is unknown, some associations in the development of astigmatism include eye disease, injury, and a post-surgery side effect.
How do I know I may have astigmatism?
While blurry and distorted vision manifests as the most common symptoms, several other symptoms of astigmatism include:
- General discomfort
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Needing to squint frequently
These symptoms don’t always mean you have astigmatism. However, If you experience any of these signs or experience other symptoms that interfere with your vision, the experts at Optic Gallery Seven Hills will help determine your health status with comprehensive eye exams.
How is astigmatism diagnosed and treated?
Expert optometrists, our doctors, and the staff at Optic Gallery Seven Hills use thorough diagnostic testing to ensure a quality diagnosis. Several specialized instruments test the light's refraction into your eye. Additionally, the team uses tests in the form of an eye chart and phoropter, a giant binocular device, to determine the sharpness and visual acuity of your vision.
Common forms of astigmatism treatment include prescription eyewear, specialty contact lenses, and LASIK eye surgery. Eyeglasses and contact lenses better focus the light into your eye and provide clear vision. LASIK reshapes the cornea itself to provide stronger visual clarity.
The professionals at Optic Gallery Seven Hills tailor a custom-fit solution. They’ll help you consider the best option based on your needs and lifestyle during your eye exam. Call the Henderson, Nevada, office today and schedule an appointment or book using the online reservation system.