Astigmatism And Contact Lenses

Astigmatism- Debate continues about whether compatible bed fellows astigmatism and contact lenses. For many years, it was unclear as to whether contact lenses of any kind can help the sufferer it.

It misshabing of the cornea. Secular plain round, but the sufferer it, shape more like an American football or rugby ball. Astigmatik’s eye view highlight two points on the back of your eye, instead of focusing on just one in a normal eye. Because the horns and has a steeper curve astigmatik flatter due to the shape of the cornea. This is called corneal astigmatism.

Sometimes, it is the result of irregularly lens, which is located behind the cornea. This is called lenticular astigmatism.

You can usually correct any kind of astigmatism with glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, refractive surgery can also help patients with it.

Symptoms of astigmatik

If you have only a small amount of it, you might not notice it or have just slightly blurred vision. Perhaps you have had the problem for many years but never noticed, because small changes over many years have shown no problem to you. However, uncorrected astigmatism may also give you headaches or pain behind the eyes, which may consider eyestrain. Or, you may notice distorted or blurred vision at all distances.

It can also affect children. Astigmatism can affect their ability to learn properly in lessons, so it is important that children have their eyes examined at regular intervals in order to detect any astigmatism early on. Personally I started complaining to my parents when I was about 8 that I couldn’t see the Blackboard at school properly. I took to the doctor who advised my parents were just trying to get out of school. My continued complaining however, ultimately led parents to find glasses just in town (this was a few years ago), myopia and astigmatism.

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I hope my kids are certainly getting then more sympathetic to the medical profession then I did all those years ago.

Unless extreme, it can be treated with glasses or contact lenses.

Many people with astigmatism believe that they can’t wear contact lenses at all, something he hinted at the beginning of this article, or that only hard (also called gas permeable-GP) lenses can correct it.

For many years, and this is the case, but now there are soft contact lenses available, that correct it. These are called toric.

Toric lenses have a special patch in itself, and may also contain a prescription for nearsightedness or farsightedness if you need it.

While soft toric lenses work well for many people, if you have severe astigmatism, you may find that GP contact lenses or glasses help you more. Your glasses will be able to advise you.

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