Astigmatism is a refractive error (the eye’s inability to properly focus light) that is commonly diagnosed. If astigmatism is affecting your vision, it can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, or laser eye surgery. If you are experiencing challenges with your vision, schedule an appointment to visit our office to receive exceptional eye care from one of our Las Vegas eye doctor, Dr. Shannon Chandler or Dr. Lesa Davis.
During your visit, you will receive a comprehensive eye exam – the exam will screen for any refractive errors, including astigmatism, as well as for eye diseases or other disorders in vision. Those afflicted with astigmatism have an irregular curvature of the cornea. Our eye doctor will be happy to discuss the different treatment options available for astigmatism, and will provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary. Astigmatism can also occur along with another refractive error, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. When light enters the eye of a patient that has astigmatism, the light is refracted in more than one direction, allowing only part of the object to be properly focused at any given time. Objects in the distance can appear blurry or fuzzy. Astigmatism is often caused by heredity, and can even be diagnosed at birth. Astigmatism can also be caused by an eye disease, eye injury or surgery. Symptoms of astigmatism may include frequent headaches, eyestrain, and blurred vision. Our optometrists can easily diagnose whether or not you have astigmatism during your comprehensive eye exam. If you ever experience any type of vision change, you should visit our optometry office to determine the source of the problem.
To schedule an appointment to meet with our Las Vegas eye doctor for a complete eye exam or contact lens exam, simply contact the office today.