Astigmatism can cause problems with your ability to see clearly. Instead of wondering if you have this condition or trying to live with it, come see us at Saline Optometry in Saline, MI for a comprehensive vision exam during which our optometrist can tell you if you have this condition and how we can help you to treat it.
Causes of Astigmatism
Astigmatism refers to eyes that have a cornea that does not curve properly. The cornea is part of your eye that focuses light. If this part does not have the correct shape to direct light normally, you will experience blurry vision. Some people have this condition from birth, but unless they have regular eye exams from an early age, they may not recognize that a problem exists. Other people develop astigmatism after eye surgery or an injury.
Signs of Astigmatism
Signs of astigmatism are often the symptoms that people seek an evaluation from an eye doctor. These signs include the following:
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing distant objects clearly (nearsightedness)
- Night vision problems
While these signs don't always indicate that you have astigmatism, you should still make an appointment with an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. For example, something else could cause nearsightedness in a person aside from astigmatism. Or someone could have astigmatism and farsightedness. Only an optometrist can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment for your vision.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Astigmatism
During an eye exam, your eye doctor will test your visual acuity and look at the shape of your eyes. After making a thorough assessment, you may receive a diagnosis of astigmatism. Luckily, you have many options for correcting the vision challenges caused by this condition.
You may opt for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses, especially if you have a mild form of the condition. However, some people need a more permanent solution and choose refractive eye surgery like LASIK to correct the shape of their eyes.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor for Astigmatism Treatment in Saline, MI
Call Saline Optometry today at (734) 429-9495 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.