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What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a refractive error that is quite common for both children and adults. It is a condition in which the eye fails to focus light onto the retina evenly. Astigmatism arises when the light that strikes the cornea is bent differently. It is because the shape of the cornea or crystalline lens is irregular as opposed to the typical spherical shape. Simply, the eye is not perfectly spherical. Astigmatism correction is done using special spectacle lenses or contact lenses.
A comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist is undertaken by patients who might suspect astigmatism. The optometrist will provide glasses or contact lenses prescription if necessary at the conclusion of the eye exam.
Astigmatism results in a blurred or distorted vision to some degree. Common symptoms associated with astigmatism include headaches, eyestrains, and squinting. Some patients having slight astigmatism will fail to notice the change in their vision. … Read more