Are you suffering from blurred vision that is often accompanied by fatigue? Many of us believe this be simply the cause of tired eyes from a long day staring at a computer screen at work, but the cause can be more than just long work errors. Fatigue coupled with difficulty seeing at any range is actually the result eyestrain, a symptom of a developing optical condition within your eye called astigmatism. Optical conditions can occur at any age, and are one of the many reasons adults should be visiting their local Lincoln Park optometry office at least once a year, regardless if you have been diagnosed with a vision problem or not. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff at the offices of the Chicago Vision Club can give you the definitive diagnosis you need for better vision.
Astigmatism is a common vision problem caused by a hereditary disorder that causes the eye to grow improperly. A healthy eye should grow into a perfect sphere in order to refract light properly for clear vision. In patients with astigmatism the eye grows into a shape more resembling for a football than a baseball, and as such refracts light poorly across the eye, resulting in poor vision. The exact cause of this condition is still unknown, but it tends to run through families, and as such is most likely an inherited trait. When the eye sees poorly without assistance, this results in eyestrain. Just as the muscle of your body can be tired or aching from holding a pose too long or lifting a heavy object, the eye can become strained from overexertion of working harder than it is accustomed to in order to see clearly. Your trusted Lincoln Park optometry office can diagnose vision problems with a comprehensive eye exam.
While there is no cure for astigmatism, the vision problem can be easily treated with either prescription eyeglasses or special contact lenses known as toric lenses. Lenses for astigmatism are specifically crafted with an additional curvature, unlike lenses designed to treat hyperopia or myopia, in order to treat the specific problems that astigmatism causes. For severe levels of astigmatism, rigid gas permeable lenses have been shown to provide even greater sight correction than their soft contact cousins. The key to deciding which treatment option is right for you is by receiving your exact optical prescription from your professional Lincoln Park optometry office.
You can find a wide selection of stylish eyeglasses and comfortable contact lenses right in your neighborhood at your local Lincoln Park optometry office of the Chicago Vision Club. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff have been treating vision problems for over 15 years. When blurred vision begins to trouble your life, the Chicago Vision Club can provide a definitive diagnosis and conveniently located optical care to give you clear vision you can count on.