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Astigmatism Specialist

Advanced Vision & Achievement Center

Optometrists located in Phoenix, AZ

Astigmatism can cause blurred vision, headaches, and other symptoms that can impact your daily life. At Advanced Vision & Achievement Center in Phoenix, highly skilled optometrists Neha Amin, OD, FAAO, and Mary Hardy, OD, offer effective treatments, including contact lenses, glasses, and referrals for LASIK surgery. To start on the path to seeing clearly again, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Astigmatism Q & A

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism occurs when the curvature of your eye is flawed, resulting in blurred and impaired vision. Astigmatism is a common eye condition that can occur along with nearsightedness or farsightedness.

If you have astigmatism, you might experience:

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Eyestrain or discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty with your vision at night and in the dark
  • Squinting

Staying up to date with your exams will help Dr. Amin and Dr. Hardy detect any signs of eye problems as soon as possible. If you notice your vision is blurry, visit Advanced Vision & Achievement Center for a checkup.

What causes astigmatism?

Astigmatism is usually treatable and occurs when the lens inside your eye and the cornea on the surface of your eye have mismatched curves. This can result in blurred vision at all distances.

If the rays of light aren’t bent properly, the light won’t refract correctly, and this will result in blurry images. Astigmatism can be present from birth, or it might develop following a disease, injury, or a surgery.

In some instances, blurry vision is a result of inflammation of the eyes, often attributed to an allergy or underlying medical condition. Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy will evaluate your eye health and determine if you have astigmatism. If you do, they will devise a customized treatment plan to enhance your vision and eye health.

How is astigmatism treated?

Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy will perform a number of tests that will assess your eye health and how your eyes bend light.

Treatments for astigmatism include corrective lenses or surgery, such as LASIK. The main goal of treating astigmatism is to improve vision clarity and eye comfort. Corrective lenses, such as contact lenses and eyeglasses, will work to counteract the uneven curvatures of your corneas. During LASIK or corrective refractive surgeries, a precise laser beam will reshape the curves of your corneas to correct the refractive error.

To treat your astigmatism, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Vision & Achievement Center today.