By Dr. Ryan W. Nelson
Astigmatism is the most common refractive condition. It’s different from being nearsighted or farsighted. Astigmatism means that light entering the eye is not focusing in one place. Instead light is being scattered and the result is blurred vision.
Most often, astigmatism results from misshapenness on the front surface of the eye (the cornea). Instead of the cornea being spherical like the side of a basketball, it’s shaped more like the side of a football, flatter in one area and steeper in the other areas.
At Iowa EyeCare we correct astigmatism using glasses, contact lenses, or even LASIK surgery. If you aren’t seeing as well as you think you should, it just might be astigmatism that’s causing a problem. Schedule an appointment today in either of our Marion, Robins or Cedar Rapids, Iowa, locations to find our which treatment options are right for you.