Modern Eyes Optometry - Your Expert Optometrist in Carlsbad, CA

At Modern Eyes Optometry, Dr. Wang is dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care services, including addressing common vision issues like astigmatism.

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common refractive error affecting the eyes, resulting in blurred or distorted vision. Unlike nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens has an irregular shape. Instead of being round like a basketball, the cornea or lens may be more football-shaped, causing light to focus on multiple points in the eye.

Causes of Astigmatism:

  • Irregular Cornea Shape: The most common cause of astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea.

  • Irregular Lens Shape: In some cases, the lens inside the eye may be irregularly shaped, leading to astigmatism.

  • Genetics: Astigmatism can be hereditary, with a higher likelihood if family members have the condition.

Symptoms of Astigmatism:

Common symptoms of astigmatism include:

  • Blurred or distorted vision at any distance.
  • Eye strain or discomfort.
  • Headaches.
  • Squinting to see clearly.


Dr. Wang employs advanced diagnostic tools to assess astigmatism accurately. Comprehensive eye exams include measurements of the curvature of the cornea and the shape of the eye's lens.

Treatment Options:

Astigmatism can be easily corrected with:

  • Eyeglasses: Prescription glasses can compensate for the irregularities in the shape of the cornea or lens.

  • Contact Lenses: Specially designed toric contact lenses are an effective solution for many individuals with astigmatism.

  • Refractive Surgery: In some cases, LASIK or other refractive surgeries may be recommended to reshape the cornea permanently. We can also refer you to trusted local specialists for a detailed consultation on refractive surgery options.

At Modern Eyes Optometry, we personalize treatment plans to address your unique visual needs, ensuring optimal clarity and comfort.

For comprehensive eye care and effective astigmatism management in Carlsbad, CA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wang at Modern Eyes Optometry today. Your journey to clearer vision starts here.

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