What options do you have if you have high amounts of astigmatism? In this post, we’ll look at what astigmatism is, what causes it, and what can be done to correct it.
You get a call from your child’s teacher. He’s been acting out in class again; this isn’t normal behavior, but it’s starting to become a pattern.
At home, you notice your child sits extremely close to the television, rubs her eyes with increased frequency and is complaining of headaches. These could all be signs your child might need glasses.
If you’re like me, you probably felt guilty for missing the signs that your child might need glasses. Looking at this situation after the fact, I realized there are 7 key signs that your child might need glasses, including:
Let’s start by clearing up the semantics. The eye issue that commonly causes blurry vision is called “astigmatism.” You do not have “a stigmatism.”
Astigmatism occurs when light enters the eye, and the cornea, the front cover of the eye, cannot properly focus the light on the retina, or the back of the eye. This can occur when the cornea is misshapen. As a result, light focuses on multiple points around, in front of, and behind the retina, causing blurry vision.
Almost everyone has astigmatism, however, for many, it has no effect on their vision and they do not need any sort of treatment. For many others, astigmatism happens in tandem with near—or far-sightedness—also known as myopia and hyperopia, respectively. If gone untreated, the results of astigmatism could be a lazy eye, headaches, and fatigue.