All refractive problems have their root in an improper curvature of your cornea, and so it is with astigmatism. It can cause blurry or wavy vision close up, far away, and at intermediate distances. Fortunately, just as with nearsightedness and farsightedness, eyeglasses or contacts can simply and effectively correct astigmatism. If you experience signs such as headaches, fatigue, eyestrain, and blurry vision, it’s possible that you have astigmatism. To get a definite diagnosis, just call us to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Deavers. Our astigmatism treatment in Dorchester will have you seeing more clearly again, without any of the symptoms associated with astigmatism.
There are various reasons why you may develop astigmatism. Typically, your eye will shaped more like a football than a basketball, as it would be for those without astigmatism. So when light enters your eye, it is refracted more one way than the other. This means you’re focusing on only part of objects instead of the entire object. For some, this condition is inherited, but it can also come about due to working to close to a computer, for example, pressure on your eyelids or cornea, or even improper posture. Regardless of the origin, it is comforting to know that our astigmatism treatment in Dorchester is the best answer.
We recommend a complete eye exam for all of our valued patients once per year. This is because most everyone has some degree of astigmatism. It’s only worth addressing when it begins to cause problems. Your eyes do change from year to year, so even if astigmatism was never an issue before, this may be the time when you could benefit from corrective lenses. And if you already wear eyeglasses or contacts, you may need a more updated prescription to give you the best vision possible. And why settle for anything less? If you’re interested in a more permanent solution, you may want to consider laser surgery. As part of our astigmatism treatment in Dorchester, we will do a pre-screening and co-management for this very successful procedure and answer any questions you may have regarding it. Call us today and arrange your exam.