Astigmatism is a common vision problem caused by the irregular shape of the cornea. The cornea is shaped in a “football” shape rather than “basketball.” Light to focuses unequally on the retina causing a blurred or distorted vision.

Symptoms of Astigmatism sometimes include headaches, eye strain, squinting and eye irritation.

Treatment for Astigmatism is glasses or contacts.

Refractive error is when light does not focus on our retina properly due to the shape of our eyes.

The most common refractive errors are :

  • Hyperopia
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

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