What is Astigmatism?


Astigmatism is a common eye condition that causes blurred vision. It can be responsible for eye strain, headaches and tiredness if left untreated.

A common symptom of the condition is distorted vision. Astigmatism can be easily treated and managed.

Astigmatism occurs when the layer of tissue at the front of your eye (the cornea), or your eye's lens, isn't perfectly curved. Instead, it is oval-shaped. This can cause your eye to bend light incorrectly, resulting in blurred vision.

What are the symptoms of Astigmatism?

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Tiredness

What are the causes of Astigmatism?

  • Medical condition
  • An oval-shaped cornea or lens in your eye
  • Injuries to the eye

How do you treat Astigmatism?

  • Laser eye surgery
  • Lens surgery
  • Wearing glasses
  • Wearing contact lenses