There are many different kinds of vision impairments, and even people who have the same type of impairment will have needs that are completely unique to them and their eyes. On its own, astigmatism is a unique eye condition. Vision impairments like nearsightedness and farsightedness result from imperfections in the shape of the cornea, but irregularities with astigmatism are especially unusual and may need special care, as well as specialty lenses. With astigmatism, the front surface of the eye or the lens (also known as the cornea), is curved differently in one direction than the other. Like other vision impairments, astigmatism is often first detected when persistent blurry vision develops, but this exact condition may not be diagnosed until you have a full exam. Here at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, our eye doctor in Las Vegas can provide you with the routine exams you need while also making sure that your optical needs are met when it comes to your particular brand of astigmatism as well. Like other conditions, treatments for astigmatism include prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Laser-assisted surgery, such as LASIK, also may help but you need to be cleared by a specialist first.
Astigmatism can have an impact on how you see the world, but our eye doctor in Las Vegas here at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas can make sure that your prescription lenses provide you with the exact amount of assistance you need. To learn more or to set up an appointment, call today.