Read Our Latest Blog Post: Astigmatism
What is astigmatism?
From the wide array of vision problems which affect humans, astigmatism is without the doubt the most misunderstood. Starting from the pronunciation of the condition (people tend to say “a stigmatism” – which is obviously incorrect) and moving on to its diagnosis and treatment, astigmatism surely needs better understanding among the general population.
What is astigmatism and what are its symptoms?
To start off, astigmatism is a refractive eye error, just like nearsightedness or farsightedness. To further define the condition, this means that is it not a health issue or an eye health problem – it just means that the eye has trouble with focusing light. The physical phenomenon is that multiple focus points appear in the eye, both in front of the retina and behind in, instead of the one (normal) focus point. Due to the fact that astigmatism is characterized by multiple focus points, symptoms … Read more