Astigmatism and Its Treatment near Stuart, FL
Astigmatism is simply the misshapen part of the eye that causes light to bend in various directions. The exact causes are unknown, but it is believed that patients are born with the condition. The condition can also be caused by several eye conditions, eye surgery, and injury to the eye area.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of astigmatism, contact us. At Dr. Durante and Cohen's Fashion Optical, we provide full-service eye care and are here to diagnose and treat all of your vision issues.
Treatment for Astigmatism
The condition can be treated with corrective lenses or refractive surgery. Depending on the severity of your astigmatism, Dr. Durante will recommend either lenses or, in more severe cases, refractive surgery.
- Corrective Lenses - there is a special type of contact lens that is used in the treatment of astigmatism. Known as a toric, these soft lenses help to bend light more in one direction than the other, thus alleviating the signs of astigmatism.
- Refractive Surgery - is used in more severe cases and entails a laser to reshape the cornea. This procedure is available to patients with otherwise good health and a retina that does not have any previous scarring.
The diagnosis of astigmatism comes through regular eye exams, with most patients reporting symptoms similar to those of near or far-sightedness. There can be multiple conditions which will need to be treated and Dr. Durante can work with you to address each one.
As the signs and symptoms of astigmatism can come on slowly and be very similar in nature to other eye conditions, it is imperative to receive regular eye exams to allow Dr. Durante to monitor the health and condition of your eyes and eyesight.
Prevention of Astigmatism
As the cause of astigmatism is a misshapen eye, there is no real way to prevent the disorder if it occurs at birth. The condition can also be caused by physical injury so it remains very important to wear protective eyewear when participating in any type of sport or other physical activity.
If you are having difficulty focusing, or are experiencing blurred vision, it is a good idea to visit your eye doctor immediately to rule out any serious condition and receive treatment for whatever is causing the condition.
For Astigmatism Prevention and Treatment near Stuart, Visit Your Local Stuart Optometrist
Dr. Durante and Cohen's Fashion Optical provide full-service eye care and are here to diagnose and treat all of your vision issues. The partnership between Dr. Durante and Cohen’s Fashion Optical is comprehensive and can meet all of your eye care needs.
Our office is conveniently located at 468 NW Federal Highway in Jensen Beach and we proudly serve the vision needs of our neighbors throughout Jensen Beach, Stuart, and Port St. Lucie. Call us today at (772) 692-2020 to schedule an appointment.