You have undoubtedly heard the term Astigmatism before. You know it is a condition dealing with the eyes, but do you really know what astigmatism is? Fortunately board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, your Annapolis Eye Doctor, is here to explain.
“I treat my patients the way I want to be treated when I see a doctor,” said board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Boles who, along with the eye care specialists at AAEC, has helped preserve thousands of patients’ vision.
Dr. Boles does more than just treat patients. As Medical Director, he cares for them with expertise, compassion and respect. He is also passionate about educating patients about various eye diseases and conditions.
What Is Astigmatism? Your Annapolis Eye Doctor Explains
A person’s eye is naturally round. Astigmatism is a common type of refractive error caused by an eye that is not completely round. In fact, the eye of a person with astigmatism is shaped more like a football. This causes light entering the eye to refract more in one direction than the other, which results in blurry vision when observing objects at a distance.
Signs and Symptoms of Astigmatism
If you are suffering from the above symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your eye doctor – optometrist or ophthalmologist – as soon as possible. Astigmatism is easily corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses. Another method for correcting astigmatism is refractive surgery, which changes the shape of the cornea.
If you have any questions about Astigmatism and wish to schedule an appointment with the Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, consultative optometrists Dr. Nathan Frank and Dr. Corinne Casey, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
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