If you have been experiencing blurred vision, it could be more than just fatigue. Tired eyes have trouble seeing, but tired eyes can become more worn out at a faster rate due to a rising optical condition making it twice as hard for them to see clearly, such as astigmatism. Often times we can develop an optical condition and never even realize it, until we have it pointed out to us by a friend, co-worker, or your trusted Rhodes Ranch optometrist at the offices of Glenn Roter, OD. Our professional staff work in a comfortable and welcoming optical care center to give you the information and diagnosis you need for clearer vision.
Many of us will never know we have an optical condition because the most common vision problems occur naturally, which causes loss of sight to occur so slowly that we consider it to be normal. Astigmatism happens when the shape of your eye is not perfectly round, causing the light to become refracted improperly in your optic nerves, resulting in poor and blurry vision. This can often happen so severely that objects at any distance, whether near or far, can become distorted. Though the exact cause of how astigmatism happens in an individual is unknown, many believe that this naturally occurring growth is caused by genetic inheritance, as it tends to run through families. For this reason it is important to discuss any known optical medical history with your local Rhodes Ranch optometrist for personal and precise care of your vision.
Astigmatism can be a debilitating optical condition for anyone, especially in severe cases where your natural range of vision can become extremely inhibited. Fortunately, your professional Rhodes Ranch optometrist offers many modes of treatment to correct your sight for clearer vision. Patients can choose from prescription ophthalmic eyeglasses, as well as special toric lenses which are crafted to specifically treat the problems astigmatism causes for perfect vision. Patients with more severe cases may benefit from rigid contact lens treatment for the best vision correction possible, while others may decide that refractive or IOL surgery is the right choice for them.
However you choose to treat your astigmatism, your local Rhodes Ranch optometrist at the optical health care center of Glenn Roter, OD can be there for you every step of the way. Dr. Roter has been treating a wealth of vision problems, including difficult cases of astigmatism, for over fifteen years of proud service to your local community. His offices are open from Monday through Saturday, with conveniently later hours twice a week to make it easy for you to fit optical care into your busy schedule. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff at Glenn Roter, OD can work with you to treat your case of astigmatism for clear vision you can count on.