Many people with astigmatism cannot wear traditional contacts because of their elliptical-shaped cornea, but that’s where toric lenses are different. These specialty contacts are designed specifically to adhere to your unique corneal shape, which makes wearing them easy — and their clarity even better!
We offer SynergEyes® Duette hybrid contacts, which contain a soft edge for supreme comfort, and a hard middle for exceptional vision. This allows them to take on more defined shapes for even more dramatic astigmatism correction. They also boast a UV-protective lens to shield your eyes from the sun, and comfort that makes them a breeze to wear daily.
In some cases of astigmatism, ortho-k contact lenses can be used to correct your vision, and even slow astigmatism’s progression, without needing eyewear during the day. You wear these custom-fit specialty lenses as you sleep to painlessly reshape your cornea for clearer eyesight the next day.
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Does Astigmatism Get Worse With Age?
Astigmatism may worsen over time, particularly in combination with other eye conditions. Age can also cause changes to the shape of the cornea.
Some symptoms, such as poor night vision, can be associated with other age-related eye disorders like cataracts and glaucoma. If you have astigmatism, regular eye checks are necessary to keep track of any changes affecting your eye health.
What Does Astigmatism Look Like At Night?
At night, your pupils dilate in order to let in more light. For people with astigmatism, this means more light reflected irregularly on the retina. You may experience acute glare from lights, or see them with halos, streaks or lines radiating outwards in a starburst effect. When you’re driving, glare and blurred vision can pose a serious safety risk.
Glare or halos may be caused by other conditions, such as cataracts. It’s important to get your eyes checked by a professional to be sure.
Classic Vision Care provides cutting-edge treatment for astigmatism in Atlanta, Georgia, with clinics in Kennesaw and East Cobb.
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Can Astigmatism Cause Headaches?
Astigmatism can indirectly lead to headaches because of eye strain. Due to the irregular shape of the cornea, your eye has difficulty producing clear images. You may squint as the eye constantly works to offset blurred vision. The strain on the eye and muscles around the eye can trigger headaches.
Headaches and eye strain are also associated with other eye issues, from long and short-sightedness to more serious conditions. A simple eye check can help to determine the cause. With the right corrective treatment, headaches from eye strain can be resolved.