What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is an abnormally shaped cornea or lens. This imperfection prohibits light from focusing properly on the retina, which causes close and distant images to appear blurry. Astigmatism is very common and often occurs in combination with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Symptoms of astigmatism usually include distorted vision, eyestrain, squinting, reduced night vision, and headaches. At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA, our seasoned ophthalmologists are well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of astigmatism. If you or your loved one suspect astigmatism is the cause of your vision problems, reach out to our practice today to schedule an appointment.
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How is astigmatism treated?
Astigmatism is very treatable, but minor cases are typically best left untreated. When treating astigmatism, the goal is to increase visual acuity and comfort. The three main forms of treatment include eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery. There are a number of refractive surgeries that can be used, but the best option will depend on your unique eye shape and vision. Prior to any treatment, the first step will be to undergo a comprehensive eye exam. From there, our team can discuss all your options. In many cases, corrective lenses provide optimal results.
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Is astigmatism hindering your vision or are you tired of depending so much on corrective lenses? Contact Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA today to learn more about your treatment options. We offer a number of advanced treatments that can provide the improvement and comfort you've been longing for. We look forward to helping you achieve your best eyesight yet.