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Astigmatism Diagnosis & Treatment

Astigmatism eye doctor Lakeville mn

Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that’s easily corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses and on some occasions, surgery. For relief visit us in Lakeville, MN.

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 (it could be signs of presbyopia), 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. Corneal refractive therapy (CRT) is a sophisticated, non-surgical process which reshapes the cornea while the patient sleeps.

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Following the CDC’S recommendation in response to the COVID-19, we will only be accepting emergency patients by appointment.

To request an emergency appointment or to pick up glasses or contact lenses please contact us at 952-898-9588 and someone will be happy to assist you.

Patients in need of contact lenses may call us, and we will be happy to order them for you.

Our clinic will be minimally staffed from 9:00-4:00 Monday through Thursday until further notice.

Thank you for your patronage and understanding.