What is ASTIGMATISM
Astigmatism can affect anyone regardless of age. When your eye is curved unevenly, it has problems focusing light and that means blurry vision. Astigmatism is completely normal and more common than you might think. Did you know it affects almost half the population in at least one eye?
What Causes Astigmatism?
Your eyeball is supposed to be shaped like a baseball but astigmatism causes it to be more like a football. This distorts the light entering the eye which does not focus correctly on the retina, and as a result, the image is blurred. You can be born with astigmatism or it may develop over time.
Astigmatism Symptoms & Issues
If you can’t quite make out the letters on that street sign in the distance or read a book close up, you may have astigmatism. If left uncorrected, astigmatism can lead to more severe symptoms, such as headaches, fatigue, squinting and eye-muscle pain.
Take the Astigmatism Eye Test
While you are waiting to see your Eye Care Professional, you can try the following at home:
1. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, put them on.
2. Sit about 35 cm (14 inches) away from your computer screen.
3. Look at the chart with your hand covering one eye. How do the lines appear? Are they all equally clear and sharp?
4. Follow these steps again to test the other eye.
What do your results mean?
If you do not have astigmatism, the lines should appear sharply focused and equally dark. You may have astigmatism if some sets of lines appear sharp and dark, while others are blurred and lighter. Whatever your result, an astigmatism diagnosis can only be confirmed by an Eye Care Professional.
ACUVUE® CONTACT LENSES FOR ASTIGMATISM
Contacts can offer freedom and flexibility from glasses, and ACUVUE® Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM can also help correct nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Typically contact lenses can rotate on your eye. For astigmatism, however, it’s especially important that your lenses stay in place for clear vision. Only ACUVUE® Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM feature BLINK STABILIZED® Technology that uses the natural blink of your eye to help keep your lens in the right place.
ACUVUE® Contact Lenses are designed with the latest technology to correct your astigmatism and to help your lenses work with your unique lifestyle needs.
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