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Proactive Astigmatism Treatment in Manassas

Astigmatism occurs when the shape of your eye deviates from its natural spherical form. While this happens to almost everyone, it can result in blurred vision for some. If your eye has more of a football shape than a perfect sphere, it could cause astigmatism. When light enters, it bends unevenly, leading to only partial clarity. Objects at any distance may appear distorted or wavy.

Fortunately, glasses, contact lenses, and corrective surgery offer viable solutions.

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Are You Experiencing Any of These Astigmatism Symptoms?

Blurred Vision: Objects appear fuzzy or distorted at any distance.

Double Vision: Seeing two images instead of one.

Headaches: Frequent and persistent headaches, often due to eye strain.

Eye Strain: Feeling discomfort or fatigue in your eyes, especially after reading or using screens.

Fatigue: General eye tiredness, even without prolonged visual activities.

Difficulty Driving at Night: Challenges with night vision and seeing road signs.

While these symptoms may not always indicate astigmatism, requesting an eye exam when experiencing any of these issues is essential. At Piedmont Vision, our experienced eye doctors diagnose and provide tailored solutions for your visual needs.

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Understanding Astigmatism Causes

Astigmatism can be due to irregularities in the shape of the cornea or the lens inside the eye. Here are the primary causes:

Corneal Irregularity: When the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball, it leads to astigmatism. This irregularity can be present from birth or develop over time.

Lenticular Astigmatism: In some cases, astigmatism results from abnormalities in the eye's lens. Various factors, including genetics and eye injuries, can cause these irregularities.

Combination with Other Refractive Errors: Astigmatism often coexists with other refractive conditions like nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia), further affecting visual clarity.

We Offer Effective Treatments for Astigmatism at Piedmont Vision

When treating astigmatism, rest assured that modern optometry offers practical solutions. Our team at Piedmont Vision will recommend the most suitable treatment based on your condition's severity and your preferences:

Corrective Lenses:

Eyeglasses or contact lenses can bend light rays to ensure proper focus on the retina, resulting in clearer vision.

Astigmatism Surgery:

Surgical procedures can reshape the cornea or lens, correcting the astigmatism.

The choice between these treatments depends on the individual and the specific characteristics of their astigmatism. Our experts will guide you through the options, ensuring you receive the best care tailored to your needs.

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