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Astigmatism Diagnosis & Treatment

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that's easily corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses and on some occasions, surgery.

Astigmatism is caused when your eye is not completely round. Because our bodies are not perfect, astigmatism occurs in nearly everybody to some degree but for some, not to the degree that it causes blurring. Your eye is naturally shaped like a sphere. Under normal circumstances, when light enters the eye, it bends evenly, creating a clear picture on the back of your eye. In a person with astigmatism, their eye is shaped more like a football and light entering the eye is bent more in one direction than the other. This causes only part of the picture to be in focus at any given time. Objects at any distance can appear blurry and wavy. For vision problems due to astigmatism, glasses or contact lenses, and sometimes even vision correction surgery are all possible treatments.

People with undetected astigmatism often have blurred vision which can be associated with fatigue and eyestrain. While these symptoms may not necessarily be the result of astigmatism, you should schedule an eye exam if you are experiencing one or more symptoms.

Our eye doctor can diagnose astigmatism with a thorough eye exam. Astigmatism may occur in combination with other vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Because astigmatism gets worse over times, visit our eye doctor whenever you notice changes in your vision.

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As your eye care provider, your health and safety are of utmost importance to us. As such, we have implemented screening measures and safety precautions to ensure the well-being of our patients, our staff, and our community.

In light of the “Stay Home, Work Safe” order issued for the City of Houston and Harris County to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be open only for urgent and emergency eye care appointments for the duration of this order. We will continue to re evaluate the timeline as circumstances change

We remain committed to taking exceptional care of your eyes. We are available from 9am-1pm on Mondays through Saturdays to answer your questions, place contact lens orders, assist with glasses repair, and schedule future routine eye exam appointments. We also offer curbside pickup of your eyewear and complimentary shipping of Contact Lenses to your home during this time.

We are all in this together and appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. We pray that you and your families remain healthy and safe. Thank you for entrusting us with your eye care!

Warmest,

Dr. Alexander Chen, Dr. Melanie Leung , and Staff