Understanding Astigmatism

"Decoding Astigmatism: Understanding and Treating Blurred Vision"

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Astigmatism is a prevalent refractive error caused by irregular corneal or lens curvature, resulting in blurry or distorted vision. Our eye clinic conveniently located in Norcross and Peachtree Corners, specializes in diagnosing and correcting astigmatism. Don’t let blurry vision impact your daily life. Schedule an appointment with us today for personalized care and tailored treatment options.


Key Insights into Astigmatism: 

  1. Causes: Astigmatism results from irregularities in the curvature of the cornea or lens, causing light to focus unevenly on the retina. 
  2. Symptoms: Blurred or distorted vision, eye strain, and headaches are common symptoms of astigmatism. Individuals may also experience difficulty with night vision. 
  3. Diagnostic Techniques: Dr. Washington utilizes comprehensive eye exams, including visual acuity tests and corneal mapping, to diagnose and assess the extent of astigmatism. 

Effective Treatments: 

  1. Prescription Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses: Corrective lenses, specially designed to counteract the irregularities in the cornea or lens, provide clear vision for individuals with astigmatism. 
  2. Refractive Surgery: Procedures like LASIK or PRK can reshape the cornea, correcting astigmatism and reducing dependence on glasses or contact lenses. 
  3. Toric Contact Lenses: These specialized contact lenses are designed to address astigmatism and provide comfortable vision correction. 

Preventive Measures: 

  1. Regular Eye Exams: Routine eye exams are crucial for early detection of astigmatism, allowing for timely correction. 
  2. Protective Eyewear: Wearing sunglasses with UV protection helps prevent eye conditions that may contribute to astigmatism. 
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Experience relief from astigmatism and blurry vision at Peachtree Ophthalmology Eye Clinic in Norcross near Peachtree Corners.  Our expert team, led by Dr. Washington, specializes in diagnosing and treating dry eye syndrome. Don’t let dry eyes affect your quality of life. Call us today to schedule an appointment and discover personalized solutions for your eye health needs.

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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