Astigmatism Treatment from Our Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
Astigmatism can prevent Fountain Valley, CA, residents from seeing as clearly as they should. Fortunately, this is one problem that can easily be solved with a visit to us at Fountain Valley Optometry.
What Causes Astigmatism?
Astigmatism forms when the cornea, or clear, dome-like covering of the eye, is improperly shaped. With a round cornea, light can properly pass through the eye, so you have crisp, clear vision. When it’s misshapen, light isn’t refracted properly, and the result is blurry or distorted eyesight.
Astigmatism can develop for different reasons and can be found in people from different age groups. It’s affects can mirror that of other refractive errors so it can be important to get a proper diagnosis.
Diagnosing and Treating Astigmatism
To diagnose astigmatism, our optometrist will perform certain tests. A visual acuity test might be used to check how sharp your vision is. This might be followed by a refraction test to measure how light enters the eye. Finally, a special instrument may be used to check the degree of curvature in your eyes.
If these tests reveal astigmatism, you might be ordered prescription eyewear. Eyeglasses and contact lenses are both very effective ways of dealing with any visual impairments that may result from this condition.
Outlook for Those Affected
Astigmatism is easy to correct with prescription contact lenses or glasses. The right prescription eyewear can make it so that you never even realize you are suffering from astigmatism.
Refractive surgeries such as LASIK have been proven to be effective at treating astigmatism, as well. Although we do not offer eye surgery at our office, we can offer a consultation to help make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. We can then recommend you to an eye surgeon who can do perform the surgery. Afterwards, we will help with the aftercare.
Get Eye Care from Our Eye Doctor to Help Treat Astigmatism
Here at Fountain Valley Optometry, we want our astigmatism patients to know there are many practical ways of dealing with it. Before we can recommend a solution, visit us for a diagnosis from our eye doctor. Schedule an appointment with our Fountain Valley, CA, optometrist, and we will have you seeing better in no time. Call us at (714) 210-2393 for more information from our optometrist on our optometry team. We are here to help.