Parts of eyes are curved in order to aid with focus and the refraction of light. This primarily happens through the cornea the outermost part of the eyeball. However, for various reasons, the cornea may not be perfectly curved. This leads to blurry vision and the condition known as astigmatism. Astigmatism is one of the most common eye health problems worldwide.
Common signs or symptoms of astigmatism include:
Treatment for astigmatism begins with a thorough eye exam. Most cases of astigmatism are detected in childhood, although it is possible to develop the condition later in life. As with myopia and hyperopia, many treatment options are available:
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