Astigmatism Treatment from Our Texas City Optometrist
At Texas City Eye Consultants, our optometry team is experienced in diagnosing, treating, and managing many different types of eye and vision conditions, with astigmatism being one of the most common that we see in our office. If you have astigmatism or suspect that you do, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our eye care team at your earliest convenience. A simple eye and vision exam in our office can confirm astigmatism and allow us to present treatment options, such as corrective lenses/glasses, to you for consideration.
Causes and Symptoms of Astigmatism
Specifically, astigmatism refers to a common imperfection on the lens of the eye. This imperfection most commonly manifests itself in an abnormal curvature of the lens, which causes light to enter the eye at an improper angle and thus affects vision quality. People of all ages can be affected by astigmatism, though they are most common in those over the age of 14. And with millions of cases diagnosed in the United States alone each year, astigmatism is by far one of the most common vision conditions out there.
The symptoms of astigmatism can vary based on the severity of the curvature itself. However, in most cases, blurry vision is the first symptom that a person will notice. As a result of eye strain in an attempt to improve vision, recurring headaches are also quite common in those with astigmatism.
Diagnosing and Treating Astigmatism
A physical examination of the eyes, as well as vision testing in our office, can confirm or rule out astigmatism as a cause for blurry vision relatively quickly and easily. If you do have astigmatism, our eye care team will be able to measure the exact degree of your eye's curvature so that it can be treated appropriately. It's also worth noting that astigmatism can affect one or both eyes, so we will want to carefully test each eye to narrow down the cause.
The good news is that if you're diagnosed with astigmatism, the treatment is usually quite simple. A pair of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contacts, can help to correct the angle at which light enters your eye and thus alleviate astigmatism symptoms. LASIK surgery can also be a viable option for those who don't want to wear corrective lenses for any reason.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Texas City Eye Doctor
If you're experiencing blurry vision or if you're simply overdue for an eye exam, why not schedule one with our Texas City eye doctor today? You can reach our team at Texas City Eye Consultants by giving us a call at (409) 945-5511.