Astigmatism: What Is It and What To Do?
Astigmatism, sometimes erroneously called "stigmatism," is one cause of blurry vision. It's a common condition where the eye is not exactly spherical, and usually accompanies either myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). Astigmatism is a treatable condition. In fact, many Americans have a degree of astigmatism that is so slight, it does not need to be compensated for.
- Learn more about astigmatism, including illustrations of the condition
- Learn about your options for treatment of astigmatism, including LASIK and contact lenses
All About Astigmatism links you to credible information sources you need to learn about astigmatism and treatments for astigmatism. These pages will lead you to related eye care and vision correction topics including contact lenses, LASIK and eyeglasses.
You may also want to read about presbyopia, which is the age-related inability to focus at both near and distance. This is a common condition in people ages 40 and over, and can accompany astigmatism, myopia and/or hyperopia.