Dealing with any kind of vision impairment will take work and regular upkeep. In order to make sure that you are always able to see at your absolute best, you will need to make certain that you schedule routine eye exams and vision screenings. This way, your prescription needs will always be up to date. With your new prescription you will be able to choose the lenses you need in order to see clearly, but when it comes to treating astigmatism, you may be limited in the options that you have. Here at our Henderson eye shop, our eye doctor Joseph Eng, OD can help you attain perfect 20/20 vision with astigmatism.
Most vision problems occur as a result of differently shaped corneas. The cornea is very much like the lens of the eye; it is the clear, curved portion of the eye just over the pupil. The curvature of the cornea affects how light passes through it, thus affecting how clearly images are seen when they are received and registered by the retina, located at the back of the pupil and is responsible for relaying images to the brain. A person with perfect vision will have corneas that are perfectly dome shaped, but people with vision impairment problems have differently shaped corneas. For instance, someone who is nearsighted will have a cornea that is more conical and a person who is farsighted will have a cornea that is flatter. Astigmatism can be tricky though, as it is neither one nor the other and can be a bit of both. Because of this, astigmatism sometimes requires certain treatments. Our eye doctor Joseph Eng, OD here at our Henderson eye shop can help treat astigmatism by providing you with the proper prescription lenses. Most glasses will work just fine, but you may need specific contact lenses such as soft toric lenses, gas-permeable or hybrid lenses.
Because people with astigmatism have a particularly unique eye shape, they may require special treatment. Here at our Henderson eye shop, Joseph Eng, OD can provide you with the complete vision care that you need and deserve.
At the office of Dr. Joseph Eng, the number one Henderson Cigna optometrist, one of the most common refractive errors we see in our patients is astigmatism. Astigmatism is a highly common and treatable eye condition. The main characteristic of astigmatism is an irregularly shaped eye – it is when the eye is not perfectly round. Most people have astigmatism to some degree. The natural shape of the eye is spherical. Therefore, for people without astigmatism, light enters the eye and bends evenly. This even refraction makes images appear clearly to the viewer. People with astigmatism do not have eyes that are shaped like a perfect sphere. For most people with astigmatism, their eyes are shaped more like a football. This irregular shape makes it so that light does not bend evenly. Instead, light is refracted more in one direction than the other, which only allows for one part of the object to be in focus at a time. This means that objects at a distance might appear blurry or distorted in other ways.
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If your vision appears blurry, or if you experience eye strain and headaches, you may have astigmatism or another refractive error. If you schedule an appointment for an eye exam with our Henderson Cigna optometrist, Dr. Eng can diagnose any present conditions. If you are diagnosed with astigmatism, it is not something to worry about. It is very common and can easily be treated with the use of prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or corrective eye surgery. While many people have some level of astigmatism to their eyes, if it is very mild treatment may not be necessary at all. It is always best to get the opinion of a professional like Dr. Eng to make sure that you are seeing as clearly as possible.
If you would like to learn more about some more eye health topics and the related services that our Henderson Cigna optometrist provides, we encourage you to visit Dr. Eng’s main website to look through some additional information. IF you have any questions or concerns that we can assist you with, do not hesitate in contacting us. You can reach someone from our staff either by calling the office directly, or by sending us a message online.
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