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Astigmatism Diagnosis & Treatment

Astigmatism

At Round Rock Vision, our professional optometrists are skilled and experienced in treating astigmatism, which is very common and easily resolved. Dr. Keith Dennis and Dr. Linh Tang will first examine your eyes to make an accurate diagnosis, and they will advise you regarding the most appropriate treatment.

What is astigmatism?

This condition is caused when your eye is not totally round. Astigmatism is actually present in almost every individual, yet it only causes blurring at a certain degree.

Envision your eye as a spherical ball. Generally, light enters your eye and bends evenly, which creates a sharp picture on the tissues on the back of your eye. If you have astigmatism, your eye is shaped more like an ellipse or football. This causes the light to be bent more in one direction and therefore only part of the resulting picture is clear and in focus. Objects viewed at any distance appear as wavy or blurry images.

What are the symptoms of astigmatism?

When astigmatism is undiagnosed or untreated, people experience blurry vision. Sometimes this symptom is mistakenly blamed on eyestrain or fatigue. If your vision is blurred, it’s important to call us at Round Rock Vision to schedule an appointment for an eye exam.

How is astigmatism treated?

Astigmatism is generally resolved effectively by eyeglasses or contact lenses. Sometimes surgery is also indicated as a way to correct astigmatism.

Note that astigmatism can occur along with other visual conditions, such as farsightedness and nearsightedness. Astigmatism may also worsen over time, so be on the lookout for any changes. Our optometrists will conduct a thorough exam to diagnose and treat your astigmatism in our office, located in Round Rock, TX, and serving the entire Northeastern Austin area of Texas.

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