Astigmatism is a common eye problem that can make your vision blurry or distorted. It happens when your cornea (the clear front layer of your eye) or lens (an inner part of your eye that helps the eye focus) has a different shape than normal.
The only way to find out if you have astigmatism is to get an eye exam.
What are the symptoms of astigmatism?
The most common symptoms of astigmatism are:
- Blurry vision
- Needing to squint to see clearly
- Eye strain
- Trouble seeing at night
What causes astigmatism?
How to prevent it worsening ?
Prevent and treat dry eyes adequately
Get rid of the reason you rub your eyes eg allergies, dry eyes, blepharitis
Contact lenses (toric) -Rigid gas permeable , soft or Orthokeratology
Implantable Collamer lenses
Do bear in mind that Lasik is contraindicated in Keratoconus – a cause of astigmatism