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Posted on 10-11-2017

Can Eyeglasses Correct Astigmatism in Port St. Lucie?

If your eye doctor just diagnosed you with astigmatism, you might be concerned about your vision. Although astigmatism sounds like a complicated eye condition, it’s not. In fact, the treatment is often quite simple. By seeing your eye doctor, you can get tested and treated for astigmatism.

woman is squinting and looking at a phone in Jensen Beach, FL

Understanding Astigmatism

Astigmatism targets the retina, preventing the way light is directed to this part of the eye. Specifically, astigmatism interrupts how light bends, which is known as refraction.

Those with astigmatism will typically have a retina that’s shaped more widely than those without this condition. These patients also often report having poor night vision, blurry vision, eyestrain, and headaches. They will squint much more often to accommodate. This condition can develop in patients of any age, including children. Adults can also get astigmatism later in life.

Can Eyeglasses Correct Astigmatism?

Through a dilated eye exam during your appointment, your eye doctor can confirm astigmatism. Eyeglasses and contacts are often used to treat astigmatism

Eyeglass lenses are specially designed to refract light for better vision. In the rare case that contacts or glasses don’t treat astigmatism, your eye doctor may recommend refractive surgery. This procedure alters the cornea’s shape, returning it to the way it was before developing astigmatism. The symptoms associated with astigmatism often disappear.

About Dr. Durante, Your Choice for Eyeglasses in Port St. Lucie

If you’re looking for eyeglasses in Port St. Lucie, book an appointment with us at Dr. Durnate. Our eyeglasses and contact lens selection is unmatched. Not only that, but we have many deals for our customers, such as discounts on the second pair of glasses.

Contact us today at 772-217-4575 or visit us at Dr. Durante.

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