Astigmatism Specialist

Eyecare Leaders

Optometry located in Fuqua, TX, Pearland, TX & Houston, TX

If you have astigmatism, and it goes untreated, it can worsen and negatively impact your vision. At Eyecare Leaders in Fuqua, Houston, and Pearland, Texas, the highly skilled team of optometrists has the expertise to diagnose and treat your astigmatism. To experience the personalized care at Eyecare Leaders, call the practice or book your appointment online today.

Astigmatism Q&A

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common condition that doesn’t cause a threat to your overall health, but it can negatively impact your vision.

The cornea or lens of your eye is a clear, smooth, round dome that covers the pupil. However, if your cornea has a curvature, you have astigmatism.

When light reaches the eye, your cornea bends the light coming in and helps it focus on the lens, allowing clear vision. However, when it’s curved, the light can’t effectively focus on the retina. This refractive disorder causes objects — whether up close or far away — to appear blurry or distended.

Many have said that astigmatism gives you the sensation of looking at a funhouse mirror or through a distorted window.

How do I know if I have astigmatism?

Your symptoms of astigmatism can be similar to other refractive disorders, such as hyperopia and myopia. That’s why you want to have your professional at Eyecare Leaders determine the cause of your issues.

Signs of astigmatism include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Distorted vision
  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Eye discomfort
  • Squinting to see more clearly
  • Difficulty seeing objects far away
  • Problem with seeing at night

No one has perfectly shaped eyes, so everyone has some degree of astigmatism. However, if your symptoms prevent you from your everyday tasks, such as driving or seeing your computer screen well, the team at Eyecare Leaders can diagnose and prescribe the right treatment option for you.

Why do I have astigmatism?

Most people who have astigmatism are genetically predisposed to the condition. It can also occur from an eye disease, eye injury, or eye surgery.

Children can be born with astigmatism. That’s why you should have them tested regularly to maintain their optimum eye health.

What are my treatment options for astigmatism?

Your optometrist at Eyecare Leaders can treat your astigmatism with eyeglasses or contact lenses, helping light focus on your retina evenly. They might also recommend LASIK surgery, which can reshape your cornea and improve your vision quickly.

When you visit the practice, your optometrist discusses your treatment options and works with you to ensure a successful solution.

If you have symptoms of astigmatism, schedule your appointment with the team at Eyecare Leaders. Call or book your visit online today.