Astigmatism is a refractive error that can cause blurry vision. It must be diagnosed by an eye doctor before treatment can begin. At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston MI, our leading eye doctor specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of astigmatism with corrective contact lenses.
Eye Exam for Specialized Contacts for Astigmatism
The vision correction needs of each patient are different. This is why we offer contact lenses optimized for:
- Dry eyes
- Visual clarity
- Screen/monitor use
- Sensitive eyes
- Acute astigmatism
Astigmatism is a relatively common condition that alters the way the cornea directs light into the retina. It is typified by an uneven or abnormal curvature of the cornea.
Symptoms of Astigmatism
Astigmatism limits the eye's ability to focus properly and results in distorted or blurry vision. This makes it difficult to see and identify shapes and objects no matter how close or far away they may be. In almost every instance, fatigue, eye strain, and headaches will be recurring results of moderate to severe cases.
Astigmatism can present at birth, but it can develop at any point in life. It can be caused by genetics, disease, injury, or as the result of surgery. If a case of astigmatism is minor, it may not require any treatment at all. However, moderate to severe cases do require visual correction. Usually, minor cases will develop into moderate or severe cases especially as we approach maturity.
This condition comes in two forms – regular or corneal astigmatism and irregular astigmatism. Regular astigmatism is more common and distorts the eye in a single direction. Irregular astigmatism is typified by distortions in multiple directions.
Visual correction of astigmatism can be achieved with the use of surgery, glasses, or contact lenses. Often, the preferred method is correction through specialized contacts.
Contacts for Astigmatism
Corrective contact lenses are affordable and easy-to-use options for moderate cases of astigmatism. They will enhance visual clarity, reduce distortion, and provide a wide field of vision.
Contacts for astigmatism are called toric lenses. They can be thicker than ordinary contacts and may take some getting used to. Our eye doctor will perform an eye exam to have you fitted with toric lenses.
We will help you learn to take the lenses in and out, and how to clean and care for them before you leave the clinic. There is a range of lens types for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Clarkston, MI
Call Spadafora & Zak Eye Care today at (248) 922-1862 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.