Help with correcting astigmastim

Monday, August 1st, 2011, 5:15 pm

Astigmatism while a condition that many suffer through there are several treatments available. Astigmatism affects each of us in a different way and determined by your eye care professional on what degree a person is suffering will determine whether or not a corrective refractive surgery is needed. There are several treatments for astigmatism while most patients receive glasses or contact lenses in different levels, some have severe astigmatism and need more than that to have an optimal quality of vision.

Below are some treatments and what to expect:

Glasses:

Glasses are a typical starting point for someone with astigmatism. Glasses can be used for many years without a change in your eye sight. However if you are diagnosed with an astigmatism it is wise to get an annual eye exam, or more frequent eye exam when you have changes in your vision.

Contact Lenses:

Some patients struggle with use of glasses and maintenance of glasses. However the contact lenses offer some comfort. The contact lenses can be used with a certain degree of astigmatism, however if the astigmatism gets worse other treatment options may be needed.

Vision Correction Surgery:

One of the refractive eye surgeries that can help those with astigmatism is LASIK. LASIK provide a person with an irregular cornea a clearer picture. This means that it can allow those who have an irregular shaped cornea a new smoother and more curved cornea. When the corneas shape is changed it allows the person a clearer image rather than a doubled or blurred view. It also can free someone from wearing glasses or contact lenses. While it doesn’t guarantee that you will not need glasses or contact lenses it can reduce some of the need for them.

Vision correction surgery is up to you and your eye care professionals. If you have more question about the treatments ask your doctor if it is right for you.

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