Astigmatism refers to a cornea with an oval shape rather than a round shape. The oval shape of the cornea causes blurred vision as it causes light to focus on more than one point in the eye.
Astigmatism is often associated with nearsightedness or farsightedness. A routine eye exam can detect astigmatism during refraction. Contact lenses, glasses, or refractive surgery such as LASIK or astigmatic keratotomy can correct astigmatism. These surgeries reshape the cornea, making it more spherical and uniformly curved.
Correct Astigmatism with Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana
If you believe you have astigmatism, contact the specialists at Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana. We will examine your condition and restore your vision with effective treatment.