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Many people with astigmatism have long believed they must suffer with blurry vision because contacts or LASIK surgery would not work to correct their vision. However, with today's technology, people with astigmatism are able to see with corrected vision just like anyone else. Let's take a look at what astigmatism is and what options are available at The Laser Center of Coral Gables in Miami to help people see clearly.

What is Astigmatism?

You are able to see because of the way light is bent and refracted into the eye. In an ideal eye, the lens and cornea are perfectly round, allowing the maximum amount of light to enter the eye. This results in a clear, sharp image.  People with astigmatism have a slight bend or warp to the cornea, the part of the eye that covers the iris and pupil. Because of the misshaped cornea, light does not enter the eye at the correct angles, causing a blurry image. Most people are born with astigmatism, and its cause is unknown.

Are There Contact Lenses for Astigmatism?

Yes!  Special contact lenses are designed for people who have astigmatism. Typically, a lens is free to float around the eye, repositioning each time you blink. Soft lenses designed for people with astigmatism are called toric lenses. They are specially made so that they return to the same part of the eye each time. This allows them to follow the contours and bends of the cornea. Another option is a rigid gas permeable lens. These lenses are excellent for people who suffer with severe astigmatism.

Can Surgery Correct Astigmatism?

A popular eye surgery, LASIK, is a great option for people who have a mild to moderate astigmatism.  With surgery, the eye surgeon is able to reshape the cornea. Giving the cornea a uniform, round shape allows the light to be better focused into the eye, resulting in improved vision. For most people, their vision is corrected after just one surgery, and the correction remains permanent.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist

If you suffer with astigmatism it may be time to talk to an ophthalmologist about different options to improve your vision. Our trusted and professional team at The Laser Center of Coral Gables in Miami is able to help. To schedule an appointment, call { PHONE}.

Have you sought eye correction solutions for your astigmatism?  Share your experience in the comments.

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