Do you have frequent eye strain, headaches or often find yourself squinting to see things clearly? If so, you may have astigmatism!
In the video below, Dr. Danny Mack discusses exactly what you need to know about astigmatism.
If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading.
What is astigmatism?
Not as scary as the word sounds, astigmatism is a common visual condition that can cause distorted or blurred vision at all distances.
For instance, a normal eye is naturally shaped round, like a basketball. However, eyes that have astigmatism are often shaped more like a football, causing blurry or distorted vision.
For example, you may experience:
- Trouble driving at night
- Difficult reading
- Eye strain after a long day of working on your computer
While it often occurs with other vision conditions like myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness), this condition is easily correctable with glasses, contact lenses or in many cases, laser eye surgery.
Curious if you have astigmatism? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!