Are you experiencing blurry vision, headaches, or eye strain? You could have astigmatism which is an imperfect curvature of your eyeballs. When the cornea and lens of an eye become curved, the light rays that enter aren't as smooth; this will result in a distortion in how your eye interprets visual information.
To avoid the limited vision that comes with astigmatism, it is recommended to seek eye care from an eye doctor or optometrist. If you are experiencing vision issues and live in or around Bartlesville, Collinsville, or Owasso, contact Dr. Rigney Eye Care & Eyewear to schedule an eye exam.
Causes of Astigmatism
Astigmatism is often caused by genetics, although this condition can worsen through environmental factors such as computer eye strain. Aside from genetic defects, astigmatism will often develop due to an eye injury, eye surgery, or corneal disease such as keratoconus. Corneal damage is a big factor in the development of astigmatism. Be sure to visit an eye care clinic if your family has a history of this condition.
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
While there are many treatment options for an eye condition like this, one of the more common solutions is contact lenses. A variety of different contact lens types have been developed to suit the wearer's needs. In this case, the patient will need contact lenses that accurately refract the entering light rays. This will prevent the blurred vision that is typically associated with astigmatism.
To get astigmatism-correcting contacts, you will need to get a lens fitting from an eye specialist. Once the right lens prescriptions are determined, we will tell you how to get the eyewear hygienic and functional on a day-to-day basis.
There are other ways of addressing astigmatism. Some people opt to wear eyeglasses, while others undergo refractive LASIK surgery. With whatever option you choose to go for, the treatment needs to be performed in a safe environment by a certified professional.
Contact Our Eye Doctor for Astigmatism Treatment
Dr. Jay Rigney is an eye care specialist serving the residents of Bartlesville, Collinsville, and Owasso. If you are experiencing vision issues or if it has been a while since your last eye exam, it is time to contact Dr. Rigney Eye Care & Eyewear to schedule an appointment. Call our team today at (918) 272-3937 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.