Clear vision affects your life far more than you might believe. It influences everything from balance to focus and can affect your physical and mental performance. Sharp eyes are the first step to a sharp mind so contact our Phoenix Astigmatism treatment physicians today to find out what solution is right for you.
What is Astigmatism And Why Is It So Misunderstood?
Astigmatism takes place in the Cornea, or clear surface, of your eye. The Cornea is essentially a window that allows light to travel to your eye and be processed into information for your brain. This window is curved in a way that directs the light to your pupil and retina. Astigmatism occurs when the Cornea is not shaped properly, causing the light to be refracted in a way that loses focus. This can cause blurry vision and a myriad of other symptoms.
Has Your Phoenix Eye Doctor Diagnosed You With Astigmatism?
Almost everyone has some level of Astigmatism. So how do so many people misunderstand it? Well to begin with, it doesn’t have a very straightforward name. Compared to other conditions like Dry Eye, nearsightedness, or farsightedness, Astigmatism can sound pretty intimidating. However, the fact of the matter is nearly everyone suffers from this condition in some way. The severe cases are what yield symptoms such as:
- Blurry vision
- Headaches and other discomfort
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Excessive squinting
If you’ve been diagnosed with Astigmatism talk to your Phoenix optometrist to find out what treatment is right for you.
What Can We Do To Correct Your Vision?
Here at Accent Eye Care our Phoenix optometrists are well experienced in treating Astigmatism. They will diagnose the error with a thorough eye exam using advanced retinal scanning technology. Astigmatism can take some time to develop so make sure to attend your routine checkups. Then they will recommend one of two treatments. In most cases you will need no more than corrective glasses or contact lenses. These will compensate for your misshapen Cornea and adjust the light accordingly as well as gently reshape it as a temporary treatment. In some cases Refractive surgery may be necessary. This laser surgery changes the shape of your Cornea for permanent results. There is more than one type of Astigmatism surgery so consult with your Phoenix eye doctor to find out which one is right for you.
Accent Eye Care are your trusted Phoenix Astigmatism treatment specialists. We can walk you through every step of your treatment process including proper maintenance of your corrective lenses. For more information call our Physicians today at 602.547.3255.