Astigmatism Contact Lenses
Astigmatism is one of the most common eye health conditions around, but many people aren't sure what it is or how to recognize it in themselves or their loved ones. At Dr. Rigney Vision in Owasso, OK, our team is happy to meet you for an eye exam and help you figure out if you're dealing with this common vision-disrupting issue. After an exam, our eye doctor can recommend the appropriate treatment, including contact lenses or surgery.
Astigmatism Types and Causes
Astigmatism refers to a type of irregularity within the eye that causes blurry vision. The irregularity involves the cornea, the lens, or the shape of the eyeball itself. When any one of these structures is misshapen, light entering the eye may not focus properly on the retinal tissue inside, thus leading to blurry vision.
It's not always clear what causes astigmatism. It appears to be genetic in many cases, although injuries or illnesses affecting the eye may also cause astigmatism.
Not all kinds of astigmatism require vision correction. In fact, many people have at least some mild form of astigmatism, and they may not notice anything wrong with their eyesight at all. However, once astigmatism becomes significant enough to affect vision, it's helpful to know the signs and symptoms so you or your loved one can seek proper treatment.
Astigmatism Signs and Symptoms
Astigmatism can be mild, moderate, or severe. The most common signs and symptoms include:
- Vision that appears blurry or distorted at any distance
- Problems seeing at night
- Eye strain, irritation, and fatigue
- The need to squint frequently
Treatment for Astigmatism
In most cases, astigmatism can be easily managed. After receiving a diagnosis during a comprehensive eye exam with a West Hollywood optometrist, you'll be informed about your "best fit" options based on your needs, health status, and lifestyle. Popular astigmatism treatment options include:
- Prescription eyewear, including glasses, sunglasses, and/or contact lenses
- LASIK eye surgery, for which our team provides essential pre-operative consults and post-operative care
- Low vision strategies and other advice on ways to maximize your eye health
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you live in Owasso, OK, or the nearby areas and are looking for an optometry to help with your astigmatism or other eye condition, contact Dr. Rigney Vision today. When you call us at (918) 272-3937, you'll be connected with our friendly and knowledgeable team. We look forward to improving your eye health!