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Posted on 04-25-2017

All About Astigmatism Eye Exam in Kissimmee, FL

Astigmatism is a common eye problem where the eye is not completely round like a basketball; instead, the eye may be shaped more like a football. Most people have some degree of astigmatism. If you have slight astigmatism, you may not even know it because you can still see clearly. But a more moderate degree of astigmatism can cause blurred vision that requires corrective lenses or surgery.

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Astigmatism is often present at birth, but it can also develop from an eye injury or disease. If you or your child has recently experienced blurred vision, schedule an astigmatism eye exam in Kissimmee with Dr. Choudhri at Eye Care Specialists of Florida.

Diagnosing Astigmatism With A Comprehensive Eye Exam

Diagnosing astigmatism as early as possible is especially important for children as the blurred vision it causes can lead to academic delays. Even before a child can read the letters on the chart, Dr. Choudhri can exam his eyes for astigmatism and other vision problems. We recommend the first exam at age 6 months, and if no problems are present, the next exam at 3 years and the third exam before school starts. Through a comprehensive eye exam in Kissimmee, FL, the doctor will use a series of tests that may include a distance chart to measure visual acuity, a keratometer to measure the curvature of the cornea and a phoropter instrument to measure how the eye focuses light.

Treating Astigmatism To Help You See Clearly

If you or your child is diagnosed with astigmatism, there's no need to worry. It is easily corrected through a choice of options.

  • Eyeglasses with cylindrical lens prescription
  • Contact lenses of rigid gas-permeable or special toric soft material
  • Rigid contact lenses are worn at night to reshape the cornea
  • Refractive surgery to reshape the cornea

Call Us Today To Treat Your Astigmatism!

Astigmatism can creep up on you. If you find yourself rubbing your eyes because of blurred vision, it may be more than the side effect of long day. Call us at (407) 483-0328 for a comprehensive eye exam in Kissimmee. 

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