Astigmatism

What is as Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is caused by an eye that is not completely round. A person’s eye is naturally shaped like a sphere, round like a baseball. Under normal circumstances, when light enters the eye, it refracts, or bends, evenly, creating a clear view of the object. However, the eye of a person with astigmatism is shaped more like a football. For this person, when light enters the eye it is refracted or bent more in one direction than the other, allowing only part of the object to be in focus at one time. Objects at any distance can appear blurry and wavy.

What Causes Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an inherited condition and may be accompanied by Nearsightedness (Myopia) or Farsightedness (Hyperopia).

How Can This Be Corrected?

Astigmatism can be corrected by the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses that are made for astigmatism correction. There are also surgeries available to correct this condition.
Ask one of the doctors at Family Eye Clinic at 303.EYE.TEST (303.393.8378) for correction options.