Astigmatism and how it affects you
How does astigmatism affect you?

Astigmatism is an optical defect causing blurred vision due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus an image on the retina. This may be due to an irregular or toric curvature of the cornea or lens. The two types of astigmatism are regular and irregular.

Have you been told you cannot wear contacts due to your astigmatism?

We have a contact lens for you. Our office takes the time to fit for different levels of astigmatism, even at 3 diopters.
There is a perception that having this condition excludes contact lenses as an option, but this is not the case.
If you have an astigmatism and desire contact lenses, Dr. Emerson and her staff can determine what lens options are available.