Optique, Inc. Offers Help for Astigmatism Vision Problems

              optometrist treating patient with astigmatism

Many individuals who come in for vision exams are diagnosed with a condition called “astigmatism.” This refractive error causes blurred vision when the individual attempts to focus on images. The blurriness caused by astigmatism can cause eyestrain and headaches as the individual tries to compensate for the problem. Your Dallas optometrist can provide an astigmatism test to determine the severity of the problem and find the right vision correction to help you see clearly and effortlessly.

What Causes Astigmatism?

The blurred images that result from astigmatism are caused by an irregular shape of the cornea. It is often a hereditary condition, and it can worsen or improve over time. In some cases, astigmatism can result from an eye injury. Most individuals have some degree of astigmatism in their vision If the astigmatism is slight, you may not notice distortion of images and may not need vision correction. However, astigmatism often occurs along with myopia or hyperopia, and your optometrist will provide the right prescription to correct both conditions. At Optique, Inc., we can provide a range of eyeglass frames, contact lens fitting and pre- and post-surgery consultation for LASIK vision correction surgery.

Refractive Error Correction of Astigmatism

A number of devices are used to provide an astigmatism test to determine the severity of the corneal irregularity. The curvature is expressed in “diopters,” and a measure of  1.5 diopters or more generally indicates that correction is needed. Patients have a variety of options to correct astigmatism. They may wear eyeglasses that compensate for the irregularity. Contact lenses can also correct the problem. Patients may also opt for vision correction surgery that reshapes the cornea. Your optometrist can advise you on the best option for your needs.

Make Optique, Inc. Your Optometrist for Astigmatism Correction

Dr. Orm, Dr. Zellers and the team at Optique, Inc. use their extensive knowledge and experience to provide vision care services for patients in Dallas, TX and surrounding communities. We pride ourselves on our customer care and individual attention to each patient’s needs. With the latest technology and wide range of brand name frames and contacts for astigmatism, we can ensure that you not only see clearly but also look your best. Contact us today at 214-252-1800 for an appointment to discuss the options for correcting astigmatism problems.