If you suffer from astigmatism, your eye doesn’t focus light on your retina properly. Astigmatism can cause blurry vision, eyestrain, headaches, and other frustrating problems. Fortunately, at Ironwood Eye Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, you can restore your vision through special glasses or contacts. Call or use the online tool to book your appointment today
Astigmatism Q & A
What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism occurs when your eye doesn't focus light correctly. It causes blurry vision both close up and at a distance. If you have astigmatism, you're not alone: Nearly everyone has at least slight astigmatism. Often, men and women who are nearsighted or farsighted also have astigmatism.
Do I have astigmatism?
Your Ironwood Eye Care optometrist checks for astigmatism during your regular eye exams. Often, the early signs of mild astigmatism aren't obvious, and this is one of the reasons why it's so important to get regular exams.
If you notice that your vision is blurrier than it used to be, astigmatism may be the problem. Other possible symptoms can include:
- Eye strain
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Squinting to see clearly
If you have one or more of these symptoms, schedule a visit to your optometrist as soon as possible.