At Today’s Vision, some of the most commonly diagnosed problems that our Humble Texas optometrist recognizes in patients are refractive errors. One specific refractive error that tends to affect most patients to some degree is astigmatism. Astigmatism is characterized by an irregular curvature in the cornea of the eye. As previously mentioned, most people’s corneas have some degree of curve in them, but it is when the irregularity is significant that treatment is required. A person’s eye is naturally spherical in shape, which allows for incoming light to be refracted properly, and for objects to appear clearly. For someone with astigmatism, the eye is shaped more like a football. As a result, light bends differently—more so in one direction than the other—which allows for only one part of the object to be in focus at a time.
Another consequence of astigmatism is for objects at any distance to appear blurry or wavy. If you notice any symptoms of astigmatism, including blurred vision, headaches, fatigues, and eye strain, you should schedule an appointment with our Humble Texas optometrist as soon as possible. After a basic comprehensive eye exam at Today’s Vision, our experts will be able to confirm a diagnosis of astigmatism. If you are diagnosed with astigmatism, it is important to know that it can be treated quite easily. Common treatments for astigmatism include the use of prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or even corrective surgeries.
If you would like to learn more about your eye health and the related services available from our Humble Texas optometrist here at Today’s Vision, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional information. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, do not hesitate in contacting our staff for assistance. You can reach one of our eye care specialists by calling the office directly, or sending us a message online. You can also schedule your next appointment with us either by phone or online. Our Humble Texas optometrist and the rest of our staff are looking forward to working with you, and we hope to see you here at Today’s Vision soon.