Hamden CT Laser Vision Correction: All You Need To Know About Astigmatism

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an abnormal anatomical condition that prevents the patient from having a clear vision. In that condition, the light that comes into the eye is not evenly bent and so it does not give clear vision. A lot of people are suffering from various degrees of astigmatism.

Major symptoms of astigmatism

Some of the symptoms of the condition are eye strain, straight lines that appear tilted, and blurry vision. There may be other symptoms but the ones listed above are the common ones. If you notice any of the symptoms, in either of your eyes, you should see an Eye MD for a thorough eye exam as quickly as possible. 

Treatment of astigmatism

One effective way to manage the visual symptoms of astigmatism is the use of contact lenses and glasses. Astigmatic or toric contact lenses allow the light rays to focus on the retina.

The most common astigmatism cases are caused by the asymmetric curvature of the lens or the cornea. This type of astigmatism is also referred to as lenticular, corneal, or regular astigmatism. The lens or the cornea is differentially curved and as such, the refractive index of the eye on the horizontal plane differs from that of the vertical plane and this may lead to any of the following:

  • Blurry vision
  • Seeing fine details with so much difficulty or not seeing it at all
  • Vertical lines that appear tilted
  • Headaches in the eyebrow region

Contact lenses and glasses have the ability to provide different refractive powers on the horizontal and vertical orientations of the eye and this addresses the condition only when the glasses or lenses are being worn.

If you want a permanent solution to astigmatism, you need to consider Hamden CT laser vision correction. The PRK procedure performed by Dr Gold is a technique used in correcting the abnormal shape of the cornea through the use of the Excimer laser. The biggest advantage that Hamden CT laser vision correction has over other types of treatment is its long-term results. Its result is permanent.

Another reason you should consider Hamden CT laser vision correction is the fact that you will no longer need to put on any eyeglasses or contact lenses after the procedure. This is why people believe that even though the procedure costs a little more, it is still more cost effective in the long run. You will have to change the lenses of your glasses or contacts multiple times over the years. So, laser vision correction saves you the cost of changing your lenses or eyewear. You can skip to the "Lasik Affordability Calculator" here.

Knowledgeable State-of-the-Art Care

The field of vision care is always changing.  We stay on top of the latest advances in techniques and technology to ensure that you have access to state-of-the-art treatment.  We use the VISX S4 Excimer Laser with Iris Registration (for precise astigmatism treatment).  Our team recognizes the importance of continuing education and we are constantly striving to improve your experience.  From our office staff to Dr. Gold, everyone at our practice is a dedicated professional with a deep understanding of their specialty.  We make your vision correction our first priority

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Dr. Gold is knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. His staff, wife included, were warm and helpful with all of my many questions. And at the end of the healing process, my vision is perfect with no glasses!!!! I am very happy I had PRK done! Joan T.

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Dr. Gold is knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. His staff, wife included, were warm and helpful with all of my many questions. And at the end of the healing process, my vision is perfect with no glasses!!!! I am very happy I had PRK done! Joan T.

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Dr. Gold is knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. His staff, wife included, were warm and helpful with all of my many questions. And at the end of the healing process, my vision is perfect with no glasses!!!! I am very happy I had PRK done! Joan T.