Astigmatism

Eyecare Professionals

Optometrists located in Mandan, Hazen & Washburn, ND

If you experience blurry near or far vision, astigmatism might be the culprit. Fortunately, this vision imperfection is easily treatable at Eyecare Professionals in Mandan, Hazen, and Washburn, North Dakota. The experienced optometrists detect and treat astigmatism using glasses or contact lenses to give you the perfect vision you desire. Schedule an eye exam at Eyecare Professionals by phone or online today.

Astigmatism Q & A

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an eye imperfection in which the lens of your eye has mismatched curves. It’s egg-shaped rather than having ball-like curvatures. 

Astigmatism causes blurry vision or other types of vision distortion. The good news is the condition is highly treatable by the experienced optometrists at Eyecare Professionals.

What are the signs and symptoms of astigmatism?

If you experience the following signs or symptoms, astigmatism might be to blame:

  • Squinting
  • Problems with night vision
  • Headaches
  • Distorted vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Eyestrain
  • Eye discomfort

When vision problems interfere with everyday activities or cause discomfort, seeing an optometrist for treatment can drastically improve your quality of life.

How is astigmatism diagnosed?

Your optometrist diagnoses astigmatism, along with nearsightedness or farsightedness issues, by reviewing your medical history and completing a vision assessment and eye exam. 

The Eyecare Professionals team uses a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes and if they efficiently bend light.

You look through several lenses while your optometrist evaluates your vision and asks questions about what you see. Your provider determines which prescription you require to achieve clear vision with contact lenses or glasses.

What is the treatment for astigmatism?

Your optometrist discusses astigmatism treatment options to find one that best matches your unique needs and preferences. The team might suggest:

Contact lenses

Toric lenses or specialty gas permeable contact lenses help you achieve perfect vision when you have astigmatism. Your optometrist lets you know which contacts are right for you and makes sure the lenses fit your eyes properly.

Eyeglasses

If you prefer glasses over contacts, your doctor establishes your eye prescription and lets you choose your own frames. The team completes an eye exam with your glasses on to ensure perfect vision. You might opt for contact lenses in addition to eyeglasses to meet your lifestyle needs.

Pre- and post-surgical care

If you’re a good candidate for refractive eye surgery to correct astigmatism, the experienced optometrists at Eyecare Professionals offer pre- and post-surgical exams and care to help you achieve the best results possible.

Don’t live with imperfect vision caused by astigmatism when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Eyecare Professionals over the phone or online today.