Astigmatism: distorted vision


Astigmatism is a common visual condition that can lead to blurred or distorted vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye) or the lens (the inner lens of the eye that helps it focus) is abnormally shaped.

Symptoms and Detection

Sometimes the symptoms of astigmatism are imperceptible. In fact, many people have a small degree of astigmatism, and their vision is not affected. However, adults with a high degree of astigmatism may experience:

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • The need to squint

For children, the challenge is different. They may not realize they suffer from this refractive error. They may not complain of blurred or distorted vision as they don’t have a comparative pattern, and so don’t know the difference between what’s blurry and what’s sharp. However, if it is not corrected, it can affect their school performance. For that reason, regular eye exams are essential.

Treatment Options for Astigmatism

We have 3 options:

  1. Lenses or Glasses: With the appropriate prescription.
  2. Toric Contact Lenses: Specifically designed to correct astigmatism.
  3. Refractive Surgery: Suitable for patients over 20 years of age and with a certain degree of astigmatism.

Need a Visual Check?

Contact us, we will be happy to assist you.

Artículos relacionados