Astigmatism is a common cause of vision problems in people of all ages. Those who suffer from astigmatism have difficulty seeing clearly at any distance. Luckily astigmatism can easily be diagnosed and corrected with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Patients often ask our eye doctors questions about Astigmatism. This page will provide general information about this astigmatism as well as the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions relating to this common eye condition. 


Table of Contents 

  1. What is Astigmatism?
  2. How is astigmatism treated?
  3. Can astigmatism get worse over time?


San Antonio Eye Professionals has been helping people enjoy comfortable and clear vision since 2013. If you are experiencing problems with your vision, the friendly eye care experts here at San Antonio Eye Professionals can help you. If you are currently suffering from blurry vision, our team of eye specialists will be happy to help you enjoy the clear vision you deserve. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at your closest San Antonio Eye Professionals office today. Schedule over the phone or by filling out the online contact form below. Continue reading below to learn more about Astigmatism.




What is Astigmatism?


Astigmatism is a condition in which either the cornea or the lens of your eye has an abnormal shape which prevents light from correctly focusing on your retina. This condition can arise from an irregularly shaped cornea, which is the surface of the eye, or an irregularly shaped lens, which focuses light onto the retina. Astigmatism is hereditary but can also be caused by an injury to the eye. Depending on the severity and type of astigmatism, patients can experience slightly blurred vision or severely blurred vision. Luckily, if you suffer from astigmatism, it can usually be treated using eye glasses, contact lenses, or LASIK. 


How is Astigmatism treated?


Our patients often ask our eye experts if astigmatism can be treated. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is a refractive error that can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or even LASIK. When treating a patient who is suffering from astigmatism, the eye doctor will first perform a comprehensive eye exam using specialized equipment that is designed to measure the refractive error that the patient is experiencing and develop a prescription that corrects the error. 


Can Astigmatism get worse over time?


Like many other eye conditions, it is possible for astigmatism to get worse over time. It is possible for the irregularities in the cornea or the lens to become more pronounced and result in worsened vision. If the astigmatism gets worse, the patient will require a new prescription that will correct for the new level of refractive error. Basically what this means is, if the astigmatism gets worse, the patient will need to be reexamined by the eye professional so that they can receive a new prescription that is tailored to the new refractive error that the patient is experiencing. 

If you suffer from astigmatism and are experiencing blurry vision, schedule an appointment with the San Antonio Eye Professionals to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. 


San Antonio Eye Professionals astigmatism treatment


San Antoino Eye Professionals can help you enjoy comfortable and clear vision. If you are suffering from blurry vision caused by astigmatism, our team of friendly eye specialists will be happy to help you. With three different locations across San Antonio having easy access to top notch eye care has never been more convenient. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at your nearest San Antonio Eye Professionals office today. Contact us over the phone or by filling out the online contact form below to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you enjoy the comfortable and clear vision that you deserve.