Astigmatism is a common condition that causes the light to enter the eye and focus in more than one point on the retina (back of the eye). This creates a “double vision” effect and can also leave your vision blurry.
Our eye care professionals are specially trained to diagnose your level of astigmatism using the latest breakthroughs in diagnostics. Today, this includes our Cassini Corneal Shape Analyzer, a first-of-its-kind 3-D diagnostic that measures the exact location of corneal astigmatism. This precise measurement is essential for giving our cataract patients optimal results.
Visual acuity testing will also be performed to determine your ability to see sharply and clearly at all distances. We will also check your eye coordination and muscle control, as well as your eyes’ ability to change focus. All of these are important factors in how your eyes see.
Cataract patients who choose NOT to have their Astigmatism corrected during surgery will most likely require prescription glasses after surgery. With Toric lens implants and surgical correction of Astigmatism, Wallace Eye Associates offers the most precise and predictable methods of Astigmatism correction available today.