At Medina Eye Care, we offer astigmatism treatment. With state-of-the-art eye equipment and a highly-skilled optometrist, we can precisely diagnose your problem and come up with the best treatment method. We have eye care clinics in San Antonio and Castroville.
When To Seek Astigmatism Treatment
In most cases, astigmatism does not present notable signs in its early stages. Later, the symptoms become noticeable, and you might start experiencing difficulties doing daily tasks such as reading and driving. When you experience such symptoms, it's crucial to schedule an eye care exam and get treated by an optometrist.
Before the treatment, our eye doctor has to perform a comprehensive eye exam for diagnosis. After the diagnosis, treatment starts with the goal of improving the clarity of your vision and eye comfort. Treatment options include:
Corrective lenses for astigmatism include:
- Eyeglasses - Eyeglasses used for correcting astigmatism usually have a cylindrical lens prescription. They are also made to address your personal needs. The use of eyeglasses is the most common method for correcting astigmatism.
- Contact Lenses - The most common contact lenses for treating astigmatism are ortho-k lenses. These lenses are worn at night. They work by reshaping the cornea overnight while asleep to ensure clear vision during the day.
Refractive surgery helps improve vision in people with astigmatism and reduces the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. There are several types of surgeries used for the treatment of astigmatism. The most common one is LASIK surgery. The eye surgeon reshapes the cornea during the LASIK procedure after cutting a thin flap into it. Almost everyone qualifies for astigmatism refractive surgery, as long as their eyes are generally healthy. We provide pre and post-op care for patients when they receive LASIK surgery.
The Importance of Astigmatism Treatment
When you have astigmatism, it's crucial to seek treatment. If not treated promptly, it can result in complications such as lazy eye, headaches, and eye strain.
Does Astigmatism Treatment Cure It?
The use of refractive lenses to correct astigmatism will only improve your vision, but they don't cure it. On the other hand, surgery can cure some forms of astigmatism, providing a long-term solution.
Visit Medina Eye Care for Astigmatism Treatment
Don't let astigmatism interfere with your life while you can get treatment at Medina Eye Care. When you visit our eye clinic, Dr. Medina will perform a thorough examination to understand your vision needs and create an appropriate treatment plan. Call our San Antonio office today at (210) 225-4141 or our Castroville office at (830) 931-2328. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.