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What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism, like short-sight or long-sight, is related to the shape of the eye or the mechanisms responsible for the eye’s focusing power resulting in lack of correct focusing.

A common description is the eye, instead of being tennis ball shape, has a egg or rugby-ball shape.

How Astigmatism Works

Astigmatism results from the rays of light in on particular direction focusing differently the light from a different direction.

Astigmatism Symptoms

Symptoms of astigmatism include:

  • Blurriness
  • Headaches

Astimatism and Contact Lenses

A special type of contact lens is used to correct for significant astigmatism. These lenses are called toric lenses, as opposed to spherical contact lenses which only correct for short-sight or long-sight.

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