What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism, which can happen with nearsightedness or hyperopia, is a condition in which the light entering the eye is not refracted (or bowed) similarly every which way. Due to diffences in the shape of the cornea or lens of the eye, the light has two central focuses from two axes regularly causing obscured close and long vision.

What Causes Astigmatism?

Light entering the eye is not focused on a single point on the retina, so objects both near and far become blurred or distorted producing an effect similar to looking through a pane of wavy glass.This curvation may be inherited or as a result of an eye injury or surgery.

 Symptoms of Astigmatism

An eye care specialist may analyze astigmatism through an assortment of tests, including a basic vision test, light refraction test, cornea estimation, or electronically mapping the surface of the eye. Regular indications of astigmatism include:

  • Items both close and far seem obscured
  • Cerebral pains or eye fatigue
  • Consistent squinting of the eyes
  • Trouble driving during the evening


Since astigmatism happens from the uneven circulation of light beams, it’s rectified when light beams are centered around a solitary plane. This might be done in various ways:

  • Eye Glasses
  • Contact lenses for Astigmatism: contact lenses intended to meet the exceptional vision amendment needs of individuals with astigmatism.
  • Orthokeratology: a procedure that uses tweaked shaping lenses to tenderly correct your vision while you rest to get a clear vision while you’re awake.
  • Refractive Surgery Procedures: Performed through LASIK laser innovation (photorefractive keratotomy) or through manual cuts (outspread keratotomy), this system reshapes the cornea by expelling little bits of tissue from the cornea.

If you think you may be suffering from astigmatism, it is recommended to seek help from an I care specialist. Treating astigmatism can improve your lifestyle significantly.

About the author

Eyeklinik is an eye health and eye surgery based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. We are committed to improve the health and wellness of your eyes. We always try to learn the latest treatments in the health industry to offer the best results available on the market. Our ophthalmologist have a world class academic preparation, some of them studied in foreign countries and are members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Also, our ophthalmologists love to give back to the community, donating their time and knowledge for research. Although we are located in Monterrey, Mexico, we receive patients from North America looking for eye surgery.

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