Eye Astigmatism Information
Having an Eye Astigmatism is more common than one might think.
To put it simply, a normal cornea is round in shape and smooth. This smoothness helps process light evenly and for the eye to see correctly. People who have Astigmatism tend to have an abnormal Cornea.
There are two types of eye astigmatism, regular and irregular.
With Regular Astigmatism, the cornea is more oval in nature and therefor light enters the eyeball in an uneven fashion. This causes the eye to focus on various light sources instead of a universal light, because of this, someone who is suffering from astigmatism will not be able to focus on an object or see things sharply.
With Irregular Astigmatism, this is due to the eye being damaged in some way. Anyone who has experienced serious trauma to the eye, like a boxer or any kind of fighter, is more likely to develop astigmatism. This can also occur if there is a cut or scar in the corneal or some sort of scattering in the crystalline lens.
Toric Lenses for Astigmatism are corrective contact lenses that have an extra power element inside labeled the 'cylinder'.
These lenses have a high ability to process incoming light from different sources of the eye. Then these contact lenses re-work the light so that it flows in one solid direction, it is this solid light source that is able to make the eye clearly again. The great thing about these lenses is that they are very soft and comfortable to wear.
Symptoms can vary depending on the degree of eye astigmatism you might have. People who have slight astigmatism, but do not have any Myopia also known as nearsightedness or short sightedness or Hyperopia also known as farsightedness or long sightedness symptoms present might not even need to undergo treatment.
Though, if you find yourself Squinting or adjusting your head in order for you to see things more clearly, it is best that you visit an Eye Care Specialist or Eye Care Professional such as a ophthalmologist and get his or her professional opinion on the matter.
Standard symptoms of mild to extreme astigmatism are Blurry Vision, squinting, fatigue, eye strain, headaches, and even terrible migraines.
Astigmatism In Children can develop at a young age and this can go unnoticed for years and not until later in life do they start to experience extreme symptoms.
Many eye professionals are still unsure why people develop astigmatism and why others do not, which makes prevention nearly impossible. Studies have shown however, that you are more likely to get astigmatism if both of your parents have it as well. It should also be noted that diet can greatly Protect Your Eyesight or slow down the progression of the condition.
Foods that are highly enriched in vitamin A such as liver, cod oil, carrots, broccoli, sweet potato, and the works can really help. Taking other supplements like retinal, magnesium, selenium, and digestive enzymes, can also greatly help your vision health.
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