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Astigmatism, Explained

Astigmatism
Do you have trouble seeing clearly? You may have astigmatism. Astigmatism is a condition that affects the way your eye focuses light. It can cause blurry vision and difficulty seeing details. In this blog post, we will explain what astigmatism is, what causes it and how it can be treated. We will also provide a comprehensive guide to astigmatism, so that you can learn everything you need to know about this condition!

What Is Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition that affects the way your eye focuses light. It occurs when the cornea (the clear outer layer of your eye) is not perfectly round. This causes the light entering your eye to be focused in different directions, which results in blurry vision. Astigmatism can also cause difficulty seeing details.

What Causes Astigmatism

There are several factors that can cause astigmatism. Some of the most common causes include:
  • Refractive Errors - This is the most common cause of astigmatism. Refractive errors occur when the shape of your eye prevents light from being focused correctly on the retina. This can cause blurry vision and difficulty seeing details.
  • Eye Injuries - If you have a eye injury that affects the shape of your cornea, you may develop astigmatism.
  • Hereditary Factors - If you have a family history of astigmatism, you are more likely to develop the condition yourself.
  • Diabetes - People with diabetes are more likely to develop astigmatism.

How Is Astigmatism Treated

There are several ways that astigmatism can be treated. The most common treatment is eyeglasses or contact lenses. These devices help to correct the way light is focused on your retina, which helps to reduce blurriness and improve vision. If you have a severe case of astigmatism, you may need surgery to correct the shape of your cornea.

Astigmatism Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding astigmatism.

How Do You Know If You Have Astigmatism?

The best way to find out if you have astigmatism is to visit your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam. This exam will allow your optometrist to determine the severity of your astigmatism and recommend the best treatment options for you. If you are having trouble seeing clearly, or if you notice that your vision changes from day to day, you may have astigmatism and should visit your optometrist.

What Is The Difference Between Astigmatism & Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition that causes people to see objects close-up clearly, but objects farther away appear blurry. Astigmatism is a separate condition that causes blurry vision, regardless of whether the object is close or far away.

What Is The Difference Between Astigmatism & Hyperopia?

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a condition that causes people to see objects far away clearly, but objects closer up appear blurry. Astigmatism is a separate condition that causes blurry vision, regardless of whether the object is close or far away.

Color Contacts For Astigmatism

If you are looking for contacts to correct astigmatism, we have a wide selection of colors and styles to choose from! Our color contact lenses correct for astigmatism and are available in both prescription and non-prescription strengths.
We hope this blog post has helped you learn more about astigmatism. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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