What is Astigmatism?
Usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea which is shaped rather like a football instead of being a round shape like a tennis ball. One area will tend to be more curved than the other.
Sometimes, astigmatism will be caused by the shape of the lens inside the eye. This is known as lenticular astigmatism.
Astigmatism can cause vision to be blurred or distorted to some degree at all distances.
Symptoms of astigmatism when uncorrected are eye strain and headaches, especially after reading or other lengthy visually demanding jobs.
Types of Astigmatism
- Myopic astigmatism. One or both areas of the eye are nearsighted.
- Hyperopic astigmatism. One or both areas of the eye are farsighted.
- Mixed astigmatism. One area is nearsighted, and the other is farsighted.
The Cambridge Institute Offers some help
The program ‘Easily Erase Astigmatism’ has been developed to assist people suffering from this condition.