If you have astigmatism, you are not alone. With one out of three people suffering from astigmatism in the United States, this is one of the most commonly treated issues within the optometry field. If you are a resident of Wichita, KS, the following is a closer look at the treatments we offer here at Wichita Optometry, P.A. for astigmatism correction.
What Is Astigmatism?
The eye has a light-sensitive tissue called the retina that receives incoming light. If the cornea, which is an outer layer of the eye that focuses light on the retina, becomes abnormal, light cannot pass through correctly, resulting in blurry vision for all distances.
Do You Have Astigmatism?
A condition that pretty much everyone has to some degree, astigmatism only needs to be treated if it is impeding on your ability to complete daily tasks or perform your responsibilities. Common symptoms for astigmatism are eyestrain, blurry or distorted vision, headaches, eye squinting, and trouble seeing at night. If you are experiencing these symptoms consistently, you may want to schedule an eye exam with us today.
Treatment for Astigmatism
You may benefit from one of the following treatment options if you have this condition:
- Refractive Surgery: One of the top methods of treating astigmatism is by having refractive surgery. Laser surgery helps to relieve astigmatism by changing the shape of your cornea. The types of refractive surgery available are LASIK and PRK. However, to have laser surgery, you will need to have eyes healthy and free of corneal scars.
- Corrective Lenses: Another method of relieving issues associated with astigmatism is using corrective lenses. This means you can use either glasses or contact lenses to help you to see well throughout the day. If you choose contacts, our optometrist may prescribe a special type of lens called ortho-k to help you to see clearly. These gas-permeable lenses can be worn while you sleep to help reshape your cornea and improve your vision over time.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
For residents of Wichita, KS, Wichita Optometry, P.A, is here to assist you. If you are suffering from astigmatism, our caring optometrists will conduct an eye exam and create a treatment plan that best caters to your specific circumstances and preferences. There is no need to suffer from the side effects of astigmatism from one day to the next. Simply call (316) 942-7496, email, or stop by our office to schedule a consultation to find out how we can begin treating your astigmatism today.