This is when the eye does not bring the focus to a sharp point on the retina, causing loss of crisp, sharp vision. This results in blurred vision in the distance and/or near. It can also be accompanied by short sightedness or long sightedness. It is usually caused by an irregular shaped cornea and some optometrists may prescribe it as having a ‘rugby ball shaped’ cornea, which is said to imply that the eye has two curves, a steeper curve and a flatter curve.


Astigmatism is common and able to be rectified by wearing spectacles with a cylindrical correction. This does not cure astigmatism but helps you to see clearly.


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