Astigmatism occurs when the lens, front of the eye, or inside of the eye is curved. This curving of the cornea turns the area of the eye in a different direction than that of the other eye. As a result, you have blurry vision. Individuals with nearsightedness or farsighted vision will typically have some degree of astigmatism. In fact, most people have some amount of astigmatism.
Here at Omni Eye Care, Dr. Lapsi offers a number of treatment options for astigmatism. For most people eyeglasses can be used to compensate for astigmatism. Contact lenses are another option for vision correction with astigmatism.
If you want to treat your astigmatism more rapidly consider the option of ortho-k, also known as overnight vision correction. Using contacts specially suited for this treatment, you can improve your astigmatism while you sleep.
When you go to an ophthalmologist for astigmatism treatment, you will begin with a complete eye exam. After an ophthalmic eye exam and refraction test, your ophthalmologist will determine the best route of treatment. Next, your eye physician will provide you with comprehensive treatment options depending on your health and vision.
By going to Dr. Lapsi for your astigmatism needs, you can benefit from having a centralized eye care provider to handle everything from diagnosis to treatment.