What are the Symptoms of Astigmatism?

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Our expert ophthalmologists at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians know the value of clear vision. Seeing the world in HD can make everything easier, from work to your favorite hobbies. Unfortunately, more than 150 million Americans aren’t so lucky because the numerous refractive disorders have marred their vision. These conditions include astigmatism, which can cause blurry vision across different distances, unlike the other refractive disorders, which may primarily affect eyesight at a certain range.

But you can see the world in newfound clarity through LASIK, and you can explore your options for a better life through better sight by getting in touch today or visiting us in Baton Rouge, LA!

What are the symptoms of astigmatism?

The refractive disorders or errors include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They affect more than 150 million Americans and cause multiple symptoms, the most prominent and prevalent being poor vision that disrupts patients’ daily lives.

While nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) may result in blurry vision at far or near distances, respectively, astigmatism causes blurry vision at multiple ranges. Astigmatism may also make it hard to see at night and may produce glare or halos around lights. Additionally, astigmatism patients may suffer headaches and eyestrain, partially due to the need to constantly squint.

Yet the root cause of astigmatism, an abnormal curvature of the cornea or the lens of the eye, can effectively be corrected through LASIK vision correction.

What can I expect from LASIK vision correction?

LASIK laser vision correction is a refractive eye surgery that can correct a patient’s vision and reduce or get rid of their need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. It’s a great option for the millions of individuals who can’t see clearly enough to efficiently complete everyday tasks or enjoy their favorite hobbies or leisure time. Seeing the world through cloudy vision can make everything a chore, drain one’s energy, and hamper productivity at work or school. But LASIK has helped countless millions see better and lead better, happier lives.

In fact, depending on your ocular status, overall health, and other factors, you may be a good candidate for this revolutionary surgical technique — but don’t worry if you aren’t; we offer numerous other advanced options that can give you clearer vision.

Those who can benefit from LASIK do so in many ways. First, the advanced nature of this well-practiced procedure means that adverse outcome rates have been minimized, and most patients enjoy lovely results with a quick and simple recovery period.

It’s a virtually painless procedure, as we numb your eyes before beginning the LASIK treatment. Then we use a state-of-the-art laser system to cut a small flap on the cornea to access its deeper tissues. We then use those cutting-edge lasers to gradually reshape the cornea, fixing the refractive disorder at a fundamental level. The surgery only takes about 10 minutes, and many patients notice immediately improved visual acuity.

Call us today for better vision!

Are you experiencing the adverse, energy-draining discomforts of astigmatism? Is blurry vision holding you back from being your best? Or are you suffering from eye strain, headaches, faulty night vision, glare, or halos?

If so, our team at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians can correct your visual woes with LASIK. Improved vision can be a call away, so please reach out to us today to learn more in Baton Rouge, LA!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.