You can have your astigmatism corrected with either eyeglasses or contact lenses, with both providing you excellent results. Here at Benjamin Optical, we make your optimal vision our highest priority.
What exactly is astigmatism, what are the signs of it, and how does our Staten Island optical store address it? The answer to the first part is that astigmatism is a refractive condition, just like nearsightedness and farsightedness. And like them, it is related to the curvature of your cornea, the part of your eye at the very front. Your cornea is responsible for accepting light and then sending it to the back of your eye, where the retina turns it into an image. Those are the basics. And when your cornea is shaped properly, it directs that light right to the center of your retina, or very close to it. With astigmatism, light is not refracted evenly, and this causes you to suffer from blurry or wavy vision since you can only focus on a portion of what you’re seeing at any given time. When you come in for a comprehensive examination, our eye doctor will determine if you have astigmatism, which is often accompanied by either nearsightedness or farsightedness, or both. As a result, the lenses that our Staten Island optical store offers may be either bifocal or trifocal. What is certain is that whether you go with eyeglasses or contact lenses, you will notice improved vision, with more sharpness and greater clarity. The prescription you get here can be updated as needed to account for changes in your astigmatism.
It’s easy to make an appointment at our Staten Island optical store. Just press the “schedule exam” button at the top of our website, or call our office instead. Have your astigmatism diagnosed and treated promptly and get the lenses that best suit you.