Astigmatism Treatment in Winnipeg at Eyes In The Village
If you suffer from astigmatism, you're not alone. Astigmatism is a quite common condition that is due to an irregularity in the shape of the lens or cornea, which results in blurry vision at all distances. Some of the most common astigmatism symptoms include:
- Fuzzy vision or blurry vision at all distances
- Eye irritation
- A hard time seeing at night
If you experience any of these symptoms, our eye doctors at Eyes In The Village know how to correct astigmatism. We offer several treatments to help you see the world in a different light. All of our treatments start with a comprehensive eye exam, where our knowledgeable optometrists will accurately diagnose your astigmatism and ensure you have the right corrective eye prescription. We encourage you to contact us today to schedule an eye exam with our eye doctors in Winnipeg.
What Causes Astigmatism to Worsen?
Astigmatism can develop after an injury, or the condition may be present at birth. It can also be brought forth by surgery or a disease. Contrary to popular belief, sitting too close to the TV and reading in poor light doesn't cause astigmatism to worsen. In either case, astigmatism may occur with other refractive errors, including:
- Myopia: Difficulty seeing distant objects
- Hyperopia: Difficulty seeing nearby objects
How Prevalent Is Astigmatism in Children?
An estimate of 15 to 28% of children between the ages of 5 and 17 suffer from astigmatism. Children with myopia or hyperopia are much more likely to have astigmatism.
Is There an Astigmatism Test?
Our optometrists in Winnipeg can diagnose astigmatism through a comprehensive eye exam. An astigmatism test involves the following:
- A visual acuity examination, where you're asked to read letters on a chart at a distance
- Topography/Keratometry, which is a device that measures the cornea's curvature and is critical in determining the right contact lens fit
- Refraction test, which involves using a phoropter and places several lenses in front of your eyes to measure how light is focused
How Bad Is My Astigmatism?
Your astigmatism is measured in units called diopters, which helps optometrists to decide what will be the most suitable eye prescription and method of vision correction.
- Patients with normal vision will have less than 0.6 diopters of astigmatism
- Patients with a small degree of astigmatism will be between 0.6 and 2 diopters
- Patients with moderate astigmatism will be between 2 and 4 diopters
- People with significant astigmatism will be above 4
The good news is our eye doctors in Winnipeg can guide you to the best solution based on your astigmatism measurement.
See How We Can Help You with Your Astigmatism
If you suffer from astigmatism, our optometrists at Eyes In The Village can help you see the world in a different light. Your journey toward improved vision begins with an eye exam in Winnipeg. Contact us today at 204-477-1636 to schedule an appointment for an eye exam.