What is an Astigmatism?
Someone with astigmatism has a cornea that is not symmetrical, which causes light to bend so that rays are not focused on a single point. Small amounts of astigmatism do not cause vision problems, as blinking can maintain curvature of the cornea, but when an astigmatism becomes pronounced, vision problems may occur.
- Blurry, distorted vision at all distances
- Difficulty adjusting your focus when switching from near to distance vision
The professionals at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers conduct refractive evaluations, which determine whether your eyes focus light rays exactly on the retina up close and at distance, and a visual acuity test will determine your ability to see sharply and clearly at all distances. During your examination The Kleiman | Evangelista team will also check your eyes’ coordination, muscle control and ability to change focus, all of which are important factors in how well you see.
If you or your child has astigmatism, glasses and contact lenses may be used for temporary treatment. Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers also has several procedures that can surgically reduce or eliminate astigmatism.
Astigmatism is a common yet treatable vision issue that creates blurred vision. It happens when the corneal surface of the eye has an irregular curvature. The off-centered shape of the cornea keeps light from properly focusing onto the retina.
At Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers, we feature the A.M.P. Package, which is our Astigmatic Management Package. This customizable treatment program is designed specifically for our patients living with astigmatism. While many different procedures and treatments are available to correct astigmatism, our team of surgeons at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers uses a customized approach, based on extensive individual testing to develop the ideal treatment plan for each patient.
Through the A.M.P. package, one or a combination of these procedures may be recommended by your surgeon to correct astigmatism:
- Toric intraocular lens implant (IOL)
- Laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK)
- Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI)
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