Astigmatism is the most common vision problem, and it is found in all people, from children and adults, women and men. Two different things can cause astigmatism: an irregularly shaped cornea, or an irregularly shaped lens. Astigmatism can also accompany nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens of the eye is shaped more oblong than it should be. This means that the cornea or lens is shaped more like the pointy end of a football, rather than round like a basketball. Astigmatism can be a hereditary condition, and it can result from the effects of an injury.
If you are suffering from astigmatism, objects at all distances can appeared blurred or fuzzy, and you may have to strain or squint to see things properly. As a result of this squinting and straining, people with astigmatism often suffer from headaches and fatigue.
Many times, people with slight astigmatism will live with the blurred vision without complaining about it. This blurred vision can affect your ability in school, work, driving, and other important activities. If you are suffering from headaches and fatigue as a result from eyestrain and squinting, schedule an eye exam with lasik doctor Daniel Sambursky.
In the past, astigmatism could only be corrected with rigid contact lenses or eyeglasses; today astigmatism can be corrected with soft contact lenses, eyeglasses, and LASIK Vision Correction depending on how irregular or severe your condition may be.
LASIK Vision Correction will use a laser to reshape your cornea so that objects are in focus at all distances. After a LASIK procedure you will no longer have to squint and strain to see objects, you will be able to see naturally, without the help of contacts or glasses.
Lasik doctor Daniel Sambursky knows that everyone's vision is different, and he will work with you to determine what the best solution is to give you the results that you want. Contact Lasik doctor Daniel Sambursky's office in New York to schedule an initial consultation and determine if LASIK can correct your stigmatism.