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Astigmatism Symptoms Can Be Reduced With The Help Of Our Jenks, OK, Eye Doctors

If you noticed your vision becoming blurry, then you may suffer from astigmatism. This condition is associated with other refractive errors like myopia and hyperopia and can trigger headaches and eye pain. Here at Insight Eyecare Jenks, our optometrists can diagnose astigmatism with a comprehensive optometry exam and can recommend a few options of correcting it.

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What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism occurs when the shape of the cornea curves irregularly, similar to a football shape. Normally, the cornea should be smooth and domed-shaped. If it is not, light cannot focus properly once it enters the eye.

How Is Astigmatism Caused

While there isn't an exact cause of astigmatism, many researchers have pointed to genetics as the predominant factor for astigmatism. Astigmatism symptoms can also occur as a result of eye injuries, diseases, or surgeries. While these may not be the root reason for astigmatism, they can certainly be what causes astigmatism to worsen. 

What Are The Symptoms

If you have any of the below symptoms, it is essential to make an appointment with our optometrists for an eye and vision exam:

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Squinting to see objects
  • Eye discomfort
  • Difficulty seeing at night

How To Correct Astigmatism

By going to see an eye doctor for an eye exam, you can get tested for astigmatism. During an astigmatism test, our optometrists can determine a diagnosis by checking how your eyes can focus on light, if your visual acuity is abnormal, and using an instrument called Keratometry to measure the cornea’s curvature.

If you have this condition, we can prescribe you with eyeglasses or eye prescription toric lenses that are manufactured to fit the irregular shape of your cornea.

It is important to note that astigmatism in children is common, so scheduling an appointment annually for them is essential to prevent interference in their school work.

Make An Appointment To Get Your Eyes Evaluated

If you ever find yourself asking, "how bad is my astigmatism," you should visit our optometrists for a diagnosis. Here at Insight Eyecare Jenks, we are committed to aiding you in finding the proper treatment for your astigmatism. Contact us today at 918-625-3937 to book an appointment with a trusted eye care professional.

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