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Astigmatism is a condition of the human eye which causes either blurred vision or a sense that each eye is seeing objects slightly differently.  Astigmatism is a vision issue caused by a structural problem with the eye. The human eye is usually shaped in a sphere, like a ball, but with astigmatism, the cornea of the eye is curved instead into an oval shape, more like a rugby ball. When the eye is not curved properly, or has uneven curves like a rugby ball, light will not travel in and out of the eye normally.

Astigmatism causes light to bounce unevenly off the flat and steep curves of the oval shaped eye, thus allowing light to focus at more than one point in the eye. This impairs clear focusing ability, causing blurred vision, eyestrain and headache.   The optician will diagnose if you have this easily correctable condition.

So call for an appointment today at your nearest MM Eyecare Optometrist today - find all our contact details on our contact us page.

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