What Exactly Is Astigmatism?

Treating Astigmatism in Plano and Celina, TX

Astigmatism is a common problem that causes blurred perception of images. It is not an eye disease, but rather, a refractive error of the eye. Refractive errors occur because of how the eye uses light to see. Clear vision requires light to focus properly on the retina at the back of the eye.

The round shape of a normal cornea focuses light correctly for a clear image. However, individuals with astigmatism have corneas with an oval shape, which causes distortion of the image. Certain types of vision correction can help to compensate for the irregular shape that causes the distorted, fuzzy vision associated with astigmatism.

How Is Astigmatism Corrected?

Astigmatism requires methods that change the shape of the cornea so that images can be seen clearly, without the fuzzy distortion that astigmatism characteristically creates.

Specialized Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are the most common method to correct the problem.

Special Contact Lenses

Some types of contact lenses, such as soft toric lenses or rigid gas-permeable lenses, can also be used to correct astigmatism.

Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery is a popular method that is often used to successfully correct most types of astigmatism.

Our Optometrist Can Help Correct Astigmatism Problems

A comprehensive eye exam by a qualified optometrist can help detect refractive errors like astigmatism. Our eye doctor will carefully explain the various choices available to correct your astigmatism problem. Your optometrist will help you find the right option for correction, so you can enjoy the best vision for work and for play.

Let Lone Star Vision Be Your Plano TX Optometrist

Dr. Corleo, Dr. Hanstad, Dr. Diaz and Dr. Lundeen, along with the staff Lone Star Vision, pride themselves on providing the best in eye care for their patients. With two offices, one in Plano and one in Celina, Lone Star Vision provides a variety of services, including eye exams, designer eyeglass fitting, contact lens fitting, sports glasses, computer glasses, Corneal Refractive Therapy, pediatric vision care, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, LASIK eye surgery co-management and dry eye treatment. Contact Lone Star Vision today at 972-378-4104 in Plano, or 972-382-2020 in Celina, for an appointment to discuss the options for correcting your astigmatism problem.

Plano Office

Phone: (972) 378-4104
Fax: (972) 378-9094

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5044 Tennyson Rd, Suite B
Plano, TX 75024

Celina Office

Phone: (972) 382-2020
Fax: (972) 382-2028

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1060 South Preston Rd #100
Celina, TX 75009

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