Have you been getting headaches related to eyestrain? Are you affected by blurred vision? It may be that you have astigmatism, an very common condition that impacts vision refraction, or the eyes’ ability to correctly bend light as it passes through the eye. The good news is that there have been many advancements in technology and treatment for patients who suffer from astigmatism. Consider visiting our Las Vegas eye doctors to receive a comprehensive eye exam, and to learn more about the various treatment options that are available for astigmatism.
If you have astigmatism, you are not alone: Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that can almost always be corrected by simply wearing prescription lenses, or, if necessary, by laser surgery. When a patient suffers from astigmatism, the patient actually has an irregular curvature of the cornea – the result being a refractive vision error. In the past, patients with astigmatism could not always achieve optimal vision correction through the use of contact lenses. Today, however, our Las Vegas eye doctors are able to fit patients afflicted by astigmatism with contact lenses that will help patients see clearly, without the worry of the lenses rotating, effectively blurring vision. Our optometrists can prescribe soft toric, rigid gas permeable, and hybrid contact lenses to correct your vision.
Dr. Shannon Chandler and Dr. Lesa Davis are two very experienced optometrists on staff who successfully treat the patients who visit our office. Astigmatism can be easily detected using a comprehensive eye exam, and is typically detected during an evaluation of the cornea. Patients with astigmatism often get headaches related to vision, and can suffer from eyestrain and blurred vision when looking from a distance. Astigmatism can also occur in patients who are nearsighted, and farsighted as well. Our optometrists can also refer you to an ophthalmologist to perform refractive laser surgery to correct the astigmatism, in the event that contact lenses and glasses are not viable solutions. However, in order to have refractive surgery for astigmatism, your eyes must be healthy and not have any scarring of the cornea or problems with the retina. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with our Las Vegas eye doctors in order to have your eyes thoroughly examined and treated for astigmatism or other problems with vision, please contact us today.