This is when the eye shape is more oval like a rugby or AFL ball than the more typical shape of a soccer ball. This means that patients need a stronger prescription through one meridian of the lens to make targets clear again.

How do I know if I have astigmatism?

Symptoms can include blurry vision when looking at near or far targets, headaches, eye fatigue or eye strain.
For accurate diagnosis, you require a comprehensive eye examination with your optometrist.

How can I treat astigmatism?

Treatments begin with simple eye exercises or low-prescription glasses to relieve tight eye muscles if the amount of astigmatism is low.
Higher levels of astigmatism will be prescribed glasses, soft contact lenses or custom made contact lenses to restore clarity.