Astigmatism Specialist

Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery

Optometrist located in Albuquerque, NM

Did you know that about 30% of Americans have astigmatism? Left unmanaged, astigmatism only gets worse and may negatively affect your eyesight and quality of life. At Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, expert optometric physician and optometrist Dr. Puneet Rastogi, and the team specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of astigmatism. If you’ve recently noticed a change in your vision, request an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Astigmatism Q & A

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common vision-related health problem that occurs due to an imperfection in the curvature of your eye. You’re more likely to develop astigmatism if your eyeballs are egg-shaped instead of spherical.

For most people, astigmatism begins at birth. It usually results in blurry vision both at a distance and up close. If you’ve recently noticed a change in your vision, make an appointment with the team at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery today. 

 What are the symptoms of astigmatism?

The symptoms of astigmatism vary, but telltale signs to watch out for include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Distorted vision
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty with night vision

As the condition progresses, you might also find yourself squinting to read traffic signs or stoplights. 

When should I see an eye doctor about astigmatism?

If blurry or distorted vision is negatively impacting your quality of life or preventing you from performing your duties at work, make an appointment with the team at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery. 

Following an exam, your eye doctor can determine if you have astigmatism and how serious it is. They can also make recommendations for treatment that improve your vision and quality of life. 

How is astigmatism diagnosed?

To diagnose astigmatism, your Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery provider does a complete eye exam that tests your eye health and refraction. Your eye doctor also conducts a series of screening tests to examine different aspects of your eyes and vision. After gathering all of the necessary information, your doctor can make recommendations for treatment.

How is astigmatism treated?

Treatment for astigmatism depends on the severity of your symptoms. That said, the goal of treatment is to improve your vision and eye comfort. Following a thorough exam, your doctor might recommend wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. The team at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery offers several different types of contacts designed to address astigmatism, including Acuvue® Oasys for Astigmatism and Air Optix® for Astigmatism. If your symptoms persist or get worse, you might benefit from a refractive lens or LASIK surgery. 

Don’t let astigmatism interfere with your vision or quality of life. To request your consultation at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery, call the office or use the online booking tool today.