There are three common refractive conditions that have an effect on your vision. Nearsightedness and farsightedness mean you can see at some distances, but not others. However, with astigmatism, your vision is compromised up close, far away, and in the intermediate range, too. At Fabulous Optical, though, our Jamaica best eye doctor will diagnose astigmatism and prescribe a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct it so that you can see with the utmost of sharpness and clarity.
The cause of astigmatism is not the same as that of nearsightedness and farsightedness, which are more related to the direction that light travels between your cornea and your retina. With astigmatism, it is the shape of your cornea that is responsible. Ordinarily, it looks like a circle. The wavy or blurry vision that is common with astigmatism is due to your cornea becoming more spoon shaped, which causes light to bend unevenly, refracting more in one direction than the other. In most cases, astigmatism accompanies nearsightedness or farsightedness or both. All three, however, can be addressed simply and effectively with corrective lenses. Our Jamaica best eye doctor recommends that you come in for a yearly eye exam in order to make sure that you are seeing your best. Astigmatism is typically diagnosed during an annual checkup, but if your vision is blurry or way, you should come in even if it’s not that time of year. While those signs could mean astigmatism, they could also be indications of an eye disease, so it is best to act in a timely manner. And if you already have it, periodic updates to your prescription may be necessary to compensate for its progression.
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