Glens Falls Office

(518) 792-4140

Saratoga Office

(518) 587-2020

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism can cause blurry vision and make tasks like driving or reading challenging. The condition occurs when the cornea or lens is irregularly shaped and can progressively get worse. At Bay Optical in Glens Falls, Greenwich, Saratoga, and Warrensburg, NY, we provide comprehensive eye exams to accurately diagnose astigmatism and treatment to help you see clearly.

Astigmatism

Symptoms of Astigmatism

Astigmatism can produce a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:

    • Blurry vision
    • Eye strain
    • Headaches
    • Difficulty seeing at night
    • Squinting
    • Distorted vision

Causes of Astigmatism

You can develop astigmatism if there are problems with the curve of your lens or cornea. These parts of the eye are usually round, which allows light to bend properly and provide clear vision. When you have astigmatism, your lens or cornea has more of an egg or football shape. As a result, you’ll experience blurry or distorted vision. You can also have nearsightedness or farsightedness in addition to astigmatism, which cause objects that are close or far away to appear blurry.

Diagnosing Astigmatism

When you visit us, our optometrists will perform an eye exam. The exam helps us evaluate the health of your eyes and find any refractive errors that might indicate that you have astigmatism. Afterward, we can then determine the prescription needed for corrective lenses and help improve your vision.

Treatment for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is commonly treated with corrective lenses. You can choose eyeglasses or contact lenses that will correct your vision. Surgical procedures to correct refractive errors are another form of treatment. These procedures include LASIK surgery or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), which can reshape your cornea. Our optometrist can discuss treatments with you and determine the right one for your specific needs.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing symptoms of astigmatism, our team at Bay Optical can help. Once we assess your eye health, we can develop an individualized treatment plan that will provide you with sharper vision. To schedule your appointment, call our Glens Falls office at (518) 792-4140 or our Saratoga Springs/Wilton location at (518) 587-2020 today. When you’re seeking an optometrist near me, we’re happy to assist you!

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Glens Falls

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appt.

Sunday:

Closed

Saratoga Springs (*Lunch daily from 1:30p - 2:30p)

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appt.

Sunday:

Closed