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Astigmatism Treatment

  • Treat Your Astigmatism with Curtis Vision

    Astigmatism is a common eye condition characterized by the eye’s inability to focus, causing blurred vision. It’s caused by an irregular curvature on the surface of the cornea (corneal astigmatism) or the lens of the eye itself (lenticular astigmatism). 

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  • What is astigmatism? 


    Astigmatism commonly develops with age but it’s common for patients to be born with it as well. It can be accompanied by near-sightedness or far-sightedness, causing uneven, blurry vision. 


    The symptoms of astigmatism include difficulty reading & focusing on print, especially if it causes headaches, tiredness, and poor concentration. To properly diagnose astigmatism, schedule a vision test with our Curtis Vision optometrists.


    Once we determine the severity of your condition, we’ll discuss all of the treatment options available to you. These are the most common treatment courses:

    • Prescription Glasses - effective at treating most cases of astigmatism and may only be required when reading or focusing on specific tasks
    • Contact Lenses - soft or rigid contact lenses are effective treatment options for moderate cases, where the lens reshapes the irregularly curved cornea or lens
    • Refractive Surgery - surgeries like LASIK, PRK, and LASEK can permanently reshape your cornea, treating the condition once and for all

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the best way to treat astigmatism?
    Though it depends on the severity of your condition, corrective contacts and eyeglasses are the preferred treatment method for most cases of astigmatism. 

    Can astigmatism be cured?
    It cannot be cured just by wearing contacts or glasses. But refractive surgeries are the best permanent solution to astigmatism, though they can’t quite offer a full cure. 

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  • We recommend that you have a routine comprehensive eye examination every two years to ensure your eye health and that any necessary optical correction is updated or provided for your daily needs.  Request an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination today!
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