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Understanding Astigmatism and How Visual Eyes Optometrists Can Help

2024-03-31 00:00:00Z

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Astigmatism is a common refractive error of the eye that affects how light rays focus on the retina, causing blurred or distorted vision. It occurs when the cornea or lens of the eye has an irregular shape, rather than being perfectly spherical like a basketball. This irregular shape prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, resulting in blurred vision at all distances.

Here's how Visual Eyes Optometrists can help you manage astigmatism:

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Visual Eyes Optometrists provide comprehensive eye exams that include thorough evaluations of your vision and eye health. During the exam, they will assess your visual acuity, refractive error (including astigmatism), and overall eye health to determine the best course of action.

Prescription Eyewear

For many individuals with astigmatism, prescription eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses can effectively correct vision problems. Visual Eyes Optometrists can prescribe custom-made eyeglasses or contact lenses tailored to your specific astigmatism prescription, ensuring clear and comfortable vision.

Specialized Contact Lenses

In addition to traditional soft contact lenses, Visual Eyes Optometrists offer specialized contact lenses designed specifically for individuals with astigmatism, such as Toric lenses. Toric contact lenses have a unique design that compensates for the irregular shape of the cornea, providing crisp and stable vision for those with astigmatism.

Refractive Surgery Consultations

For eligible candidates seeking a more permanent solution for astigmatism, Visual Eyes Optometrists can provide referrals and consultations for refractive surgery options such as LASIK or PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). They will assess your candidacy for surgery and work closely with ophthalmologists to ensure optimal outcomes.

Ongoing Eye Care and Management

Visual Eyes Optometrists are committed to providing ongoing eye care and management for individuals with astigmatism. They will monitor your vision and eye health over time, making any necessary adjustments to your eyewear prescription or treatment plan to ensure optimal visual outcomes and overall eye wellness.

In conclusion, astigmatism is a common vision condition that can be effectively managed with the expertise and support of Visual Eyes Optometrists. Whether through prescription eyewear, specialized contact lenses, or refractive surgery consultations, they are dedicated to helping you achieve clear and comfortable vision. Schedule an appointment with Visual Eyes Optometrists today to take the first step toward better vision and eye health.

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