With astigmatism, your vision may be out of focus at any distance. Objects both near and far appear blurry. As one of the most common vision conditions, astigmatism is often accompanied by symptoms of general eye discomfort and headaches.
Astigmatism occurs due to the irregular shape of the cornea or the lens inside eyes that are not completely round. The cornea and lens are primarily responsible for properly focusing light that enters your eyes, allowing you to see things clearly.
Astigmatism may appear for those who have recently had an eye injury but usually is present naturally – and can worsen with age.
Astigmatism can be easily treated through both Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) / Advanced PRK and Refractive Lens Exchange. We recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our doctors in order to identify which eye surgery is best suited to improving your vision.