Struggling with blurred or distorted vision at all distances, eye discomfort, or headaches could be symptoms of Astigmatism, a common refractive error. Dr. David Antonyan, O.D., our experienced optometrist, excels in the precise diagnosis, effective treatment, and holistic management of Astigmatism, helping patients achieve clearer and more comfortable vision.
Astigmatism: Achieving Clarity in Every Direction
Astigmatism is a common vision condition characterized by an irregular curvature of the cornea or lens, leading to blurred or distorted vision at various distances. It's a refractive error, like nearsightedness and farsightedness, and can occur in combination with these conditions. Astigmatism can affect people of all ages and often is present from birth.
Causes and Influencing Factors
The primary cause of astigmatism is an uneven curvature of the cornea or lens, which disrupts the focusing of light on the retina. This can be due to:
Genetic Factors: A natural predisposition to astigmatism.
Developmental Factors: Changes in the shape of the cornea or lens over time.
External Influences: Like eye injury, surgery, or certain eye diseases.
Recognizing the Symptoms
Symptoms of astigmatism include:
Blurred or distorted vision at all distances.
Eye strain and discomfort, especially after prolonged focus.
Difficulty with night vision.
Diagnosing Astigmatism at Vivid Visions Optometry
A thorough eye examination is crucial to accurately diagnose astigmatism. Our comprehensive assessments include detailed measurements of the curvature of your cornea and lens. Using advanced technology, Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. and our team provide precise diagnoses, ensuring optimal treatment planning.
Treatment for astigmatism aims to correct the uneven curvature of the eye and bring images into clear focus. Options include:
Prescription Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses: Specifically designed to counteract the irregular curvature.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K): Specialized contact lenses worn overnight to temporarily reshape the cornea.
Refractive Surgery: Such as LASIK or PRK, for eligible candidates, offering a more permanent solution.
Our Commitment at Vivid Visions Optometry, Inc
At Vivid Visions Optometry, Inc we understand the unique challenges posed by astigmatism. We are dedicated to providing personalized care and advanced treatment options to ensure the best possible vision and comfort for our patients. Trust us to guide you towards a clearer, more focused world.
If you’re in need of quality eye care, Dr. David Antonyan can help.
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