There are many people who do not know that they suffer from astigmatism until the optometrist tells them. For several people it comes as a shock. Astigmatism is a condition that progresses very slowly. So, even if you have been experiencing symptoms, they will not be constant and regular. By the time the symptoms become severe, the condition has also progressed considerably, and that is why people are shocked when they learn about it.
Some of the common symptoms that people with astigmatism experience are fatigue, headaches, and eyestrain. They also cannot see things clearly and see them blurred or wavy.
Only an optometrist can reveal the exact percentage of astigmatism through appropriate eye tests. It is very difficult to say just by using symptoms otherwise. Visiting an optometrist on time is very good if you have symptoms of astigmatism. The condition can be controlled before it progresses. Severe astigmatism is corrected using surgery. The severity of the symptoms would depend on the level of vision. Some people have shortsightedness, while others have long sight when they have astigmatism. In either case, when the condition is serious, it may become very difficult to view colors and objects to the extent that they cannot recognize them.
However, all degrees of astigmatism can be cured using the right treatment plan. Eye glasses and contact lens are enough to correct the condition. For some people, even at an advanced stage, they may not need the corrective lens in case nearsightedness or farsightedness is not present.
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