An astigmatism is a common imperfection where a slight defect in curvature of the lens in the eye causes distorted images. This occurs due to light refracting in multiple directions, rather than light focusing in one direction. Common symptoms include eye strain, headaches, blurry vision, and squinting. Often times doctors correct vision problems associated with astigmatism with glasses or contacts, however corrective surgery is an option available to patients.
Corrective surgery is a more permanent option that reduces or corrects astigmatisms and removes the need for other visual aids.
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