What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a common but easily correctable condition in which the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea, or the lens have an irregular curvature. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, it is just another refractive error which prevents light from focusing properly on the retina in the back of the eye. This results in distorted or blurred vision. Some of the most common symptoms of uncorrected astigmatism include headaches, eyestrain, squinting, blurry vision, a ghosting or doubling of letters, and difficulty driving at night. Astigmatism can usually be corrected with eyeglasses, various contact lenses, or refractive surgery. If you experience any of the above symptoms, visit your eye care professional and they will recommend a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs!