Astigmatism

  • Treatment

    Mild astigmatism may not need to be corrected.

    Glasses or contact lenses will correct astigmatism.

    Laser surgery can help change the shape of the cornea surface to correct astigmatism, along with nearsightedness or farsightedness.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    The right glasses or contact lenses, or laser vision correction can usually correct vision to normal.


    Complications

    Uncorrected astigmatism in only one eye may cause amblyopia.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider or ophthalmologist if vision problems worsen, or do not improve with glasses or contact lenses.