What is astigmatism?

Vision disorders are the conditions which cause impairment in the sense of vision. These disorders are often caused by certain eye diseases or structural abnormalities of the eye balls.

What are the symptoms?

Astigmatism is a condition that causes blurred vision because of the irregular shape of the cornea or curvature of the lens. Light does not get focused properly on the retina and as a result vision becomes blurred at any distance causing eye discomfort and headaches.

How is astigmatism diagnosed?

Your doctor will conduct an eye examination to diagnose astigmatism.


What are the treatment options for astigmatism?

You may be prescribed corrective glasses or contact lenses, while certain cases may require surgery to treat astigmatism. Some of the other treatment options include:

  • Lasik (blade-less)
  • PRK
  • Implantable collamer lens
  • Bioptics