Learn more about astigmatism, and what you can do to correct it. Familiarize yourself with our process and reach out to our team if you have any additional questions.
Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye.
Astigmatism is determined during a complete, routine eye exam. It is easily determined by checking your eyesight or measuring the curvature of the front of your cornea. If you have astigmatism, your eye care provider will let you know during a routine eye exam.
Astigmatism cannot technically be cured, as it is a permanent condition. However, it can be corrected with glasses, contact lens, LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange or intraocular lens replacement with cataract surgery.
Astigmatism occurs when your cornea or lens is curved more steeply in one direction than in another. It may be present from birth or develop after an eye injury, disease or surgery. Astigmatism cannot be made worse from squinting, reading in poor light or looking at a screen too closely (as common myths might suggest).