Astigmatism is a refractive condition in which the shape of your cornea causes light to be unevenly bent, which results in blurry vision at all distances. Fortunately, a pair of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses correct it. At Malouf Eye Clinics, we’re pleased to treat astigmatism so that you can see your best.
Your cornea is supposed to be circular, and under normal circumstances, it is. With 78418 astigmatism, it becomes more spoon shaped. As light enters your eyes, the cornea directs it to the retina at the back of your eye. The uneven refraction of light that is caused by this condition is often present in addition to either nearsightedness or farsightedness, or both. If you do notice that your vision is blurry or wavy, you should schedule an appointment to come in promptly. However, in many cases, 78418 astigmatism is diagnosed as part of your yearly routine comprehensive eye exam at our office. In either instance, our eye doctor assesses the severity of your vision deficiency, and writes the appropriate prescription to address it. This may be bifocal or trifocal lenses to treat multiple refractive conditions. Our optical department then puts that prescription into a pair of lenses, either for eyeglasses or contacts, depending on your preferences. Over time, your needs will probably change, and your prescription will be updated to account for that. This is a big reason why we suggest that you come in once per year for an eye exam. You should always be experiencing the best vision that you’re capable of achieving.
There is no reason why you should have to deal with 78418 astigmatism because counteracting its effects is a simple matter of getting the proper corrective eyewear. Please reach out to us today and let us book a time for you to come in and be seen by our eye doctor.