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What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is shaped more like an oblong football than a spherical baseball, which is the normal shape. The oblong shape causes light rays to focus on two points in the back of your eye, rather than on just one.

What Should I Do?

Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, or refractive surgery such as LASIK.

Why It's Important?

Highly astigmatic children should be checked for glasses or contacts every year or so, and adults every 2 to 3 years - more frequently, of course, if you start having any symptoms that seem to be related to your eyes.

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