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Astigmatism

Astigmatism - Blurred Vision

If you have astigmatism objects will be blurry and sort of double both far and or near depending on whether you have nearsighted or farsighted astigmatism.


Astigmatism is a condition which occurs when the cornea has more than one curvature (like a football as opposed to a basketball). These multiple curvatures bend light differently and blurred vision is the result. Normal and purely nearsighted (Myopic) or purely farsighted (Hyperopic) eyes have one focal point. There is no such thing a pure astigmatism (where there is no nearsightedness or farsightedness). With astigmatism, your eyes have two different focal points.



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For Nearsighted Eyes with Astigmatism

Both focal points are either in front of the retina or one is focused on
the retina and one in front of the retina.

For Farsighted Eyes with Astigmatism

Both focal points are focused behind the retina or one is on the retina and one behind the retina. Although the word astigmatism to a many people sounds somewhat more serious (stigmata) than nearsightedness (Myopia) or farsightedness (Hyperopia), in reality most eyes have some degree of astigmatism.


Laser vision surgery is quite accurate at correcting astigmatism of up to 4 or 5 Diopters in combination with the correction of myopia or hyperopia.

Surgical Procedures for Astigmatism

Laser eye surgery may not always be the best option for treatment so it is important to find an experienced eye surgeon like the ones in the Trusted LASIK & Cataract Eye Surgeons Directory, most of whom perform a variety of refractive surgery procedures to give patients a more complete range of options.


To find a vision correction expert surgeon who has qualified to be listed at Trusted LASIK surgeons and is an expert at Astigmatism treatment, please visit:

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The screening process and standards used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ can be found at:

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