Las Vegas eye doctor
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 doctors, 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.
Las Vegas Eye Doctor
Premium vision care in Las Vegas begins with a comprehensive eye examination at the office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. Regular eye exams are the best means of detecting any changes in vision, diseases of the eye, or other disorders which may not present any obvious or painful symptoms. Astigmatism is a condition which is defined as an unusual curvature of the eye. As an example, if a perfectly normal eye were the shape of a marble, an eye with astigmatism would be less perfectly spherical, and a bit more oblong, like a football (though the degree of curvature can be broad). This variation in the eye’s curvature causes light to be refracted more in one direction than the other, resulting in objects at any distance appearing distorted or blurry.
After detection, astigmatism can be corrected using prescription eyeglasses, soft toric contact lenses, rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, and/or hybrid contact lenses (soft and RGP lenses). As a general guide, prescription eyeglasses may be necessary to correct your eyesight at a particular or various distances. Contact lenses are precisely fitted to the eye to fit comfortably, and to accurately increase the eye’s ability to see well.
Recommendations for astigmatism treatment in Las Vegas will be made for you by Shannon Chandler, O.D. Each patient’s needs are understandably unique – upon completion of your eye exam, Dr. Chandler will be sure to review all of her findings with you. The optimal health of your vision is our focus, as well as ensuring that you understand any required treatment procedures needed to enhance your sight or the health of your eyes. Our team of friendly and caring professionals looks forward to hearing from you and scheduling your appointment; we are open seven days a week to fulfill your eye care needs. Call our optometry office today to schedule an appointment. We will be sure to answer any questions regarding our eye care services. We accept most vision insurance plans and Care Credit.
Astigmatism Doctor Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139