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Astigmatism is often misunderstood.  It is mistakenly called “stigmatism,” or "stigma". This common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or Ortho-K.

stigmatism is one of the most common vision problems, but most people don't know what it is.

Many people are relieved to learn that astigmatism is not an eye disease. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is a type of refractive condition related to the shape and size of the eye that causes blurred vision.

Uncorrected astigmatism can cause blurred vision, headaches, eyestrain and make objects at all distances appear distorted.

There are special contact lenses for people with astigmatism, including

  • Soft Toric - these have the advantage of comfort but may not be as sharp as Gas Permeable lenses
  • Oxygen Breathing / Gas Permeable - these often provide the best correction and more clear vision for astigmatism
  • Synergeyes Hybrid contact lenses have a GP center and a soft periphery (outside part) to provide the clarity of gas permeable lenses and wearing comfort that is comparable to soft lenses.
  • Orthokeratology

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