Astigmatism occurs when your cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball.
Sometimes astigmatism can be caused by an irregularly shaped lens inside the eye. It’s this irregular shape that causes distortion or blurry images due to the unequal bending of light rays entering your eyes. Astigmatism is a very common condition and most people (especially those with nearsightedness or farsightedness) have it to some degree. People with mild astigmatism can experience slightly blurred or distorted vision at all distances, but people with severe astigmatism can have vision affected so much, that it prevents them from performing their daily activities.
Astigmatism can be corrected with either LASIK, PRK, SMILE, RLE or ICL. To explore the best astigmatism correction treatment (or confirm that you have astigmatism), please complete our simple form above or below to schedule your complimentary consultation.