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Posted on 04-21-2017
At Eye 1st Vision Center, our Sandy Springs eye doctor and optometry team take pride in serving the surrounding communities, including Marietta and Atlanta, with the highest standard of eye care. Providing diagnosis and treatment for any number of eye and vision conditions, our optometry professionals are here to help you optimize your ocular health. One of the more common eye conditions we see and treat here in our Sandy Springs office is that of astigmatism.
Astigmatism is an extremely common eye condition that affects people of all ages. Specifically, astigmatism refers to an abnormal curvature present in one or both eyes. The curve occurs along the lens or cornea of the eye, thus preventing light from properly entering the eye and reaching the retina. Usually, astigmatism is a hereditary condition, but it can also be caused by other eye problems.
The most common sign of astigmatism is blurry vision, but depending on the severity of the curvature, some people may experience no symptoms at all or may experience more severe symptoms like eye fatigue and strain.
During a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor can spot astigmatism easily. If you have astigmatism in one or both eyes, don't worry! There are plenty of treatment options available to you. The most common treatment option is a pair of corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. These prescription lenses will correct the angle at which light enters the eye, which in-turn allows the retina to receive light properly. The end result? No more blurry vision or eye strain.
Another potential treatment option for astigmatism is LASIK eye surgery, a procedure that involves the reshaping of the cornea using a precise laser. This option is recommended to those who want vision correction without the need to wear daily contacts or eye glasses. However, it is worth noting that not everybody is a viable candidate for LASIK, so you'll want to have an evaluation done with your eye doctor to determine whether or not this is a good option for you.
Astigmatism is something that many people have, but with the right treatment from our Sandy Springs optometry team, it's not a big deal. Schedule your eye exam with Eye 1st Vision Center today by giving us a call at (404) 252-1702. We'd love to answer any questions you may have as well!
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