Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Astigmatism can cause blurry vision and make everyday tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Eyes On The Lake in Irmo, SC, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatment to help you see clearly. Before visiting us, learn how contact lenses can help improve your vision if you have astigmatism below:

Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Understanding Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common refractive error that occurs due to an irregularly shaped cornea or eye lens. As a result, light doesn’t land on the retina properly and results in blurry or distorted vision. Astigmatism can often be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.

Symptoms of Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:

•             Eye strain

•             Headaches

•             Blurry vision

•             Difficulty seeing at night

•             Halos around lights

Diagnosing Astigmatism

Our optometrist performs several tests to diagnose astigmatism. We may check the clarity of your vision using an eye chart or by having you look through a binocular-like device called a phoropter. Along with that, we will assess the shape of your cornea and lens with an autorefractor and a keratometer to determine the necessary treatment.

Treating Astigmatism with Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are designed to help you achieve clear vision and eliminate eyeglasses. You might choose soft lenses, such as toric lenses, which are specifically designed for those with astigmatism. However, you can also go with Rigid Gas Permeable, or RGP, lenses. These contacts are weighted to help them stay in place and prevent from rotating.

After a contact lens exam, our optometrist will recommend the lenses most suited for your condition. We can also assist you with the insertion and removal process and ensure the contacts fit comfortably.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing any symptoms of astigmatism, our team at Eyes On The Lake in Irmo, SC, is happy to help. To learn more about contact lenses or to schedule your appointment, call us at (803) 233-1774 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we look forward to assisting you!

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