How To Treat Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common refractive error much like nearsightedness and farsightedness. Though many a times people misunderstand it to be some kind of eye disease or disorder. And, if it occurs early in life, it may even result in amblyopia. So, astigmatism can be defined as a condition in which the eye does not focus light evenly onto the retina that results into unclear vision.

Wikipedia states astigmatism as, “A type of refractive error in which the eye fails to focus light evenly on the retina, thereby causing a distorted or blurred vision at all distances.”


Common Symptoms of Astigmatism 

Common Symptoms of Astigmatism

Some of the symptoms of astigmatism may include strained eyes especially after reading for long hours or performing other visual tasks, headache and trouble driving at night. Squint is another common symptom seen in people with astigmatism.

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In people diagnosed with corneal astigmatism, their cornea is irregularly shaped instead of being round in shape. Whereas, in case of lenticular astigmatism, it is caused by the shape of the lens inside the eye.

Astigmatism also is classified as regular or irregular. Irregular astigmatism can result from an eye injury which could be caused due to scarring on the cornea, certain type of eye surgery, keratoconus, etc.


Types of Astigmatism

Types of Astigmatism

The three primary types of astigmatism are differentiated as myopic, hyperopic and mixed astigmatism.

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Astigmatism, like nearsightedness and farsightedness can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgeries such as LASIK or PRK too can correct most types of astigmatism.

As the condition often occurs early in life, we recommend to get your child’s eyes examined regularly so as to avoid astigmatism related vision problems in school.

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