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Astigmatism simply means that an eye is not perfectly round. This can cause blurry or distorted vision. It’s so common that almost everyone has at least a slight astigmatism in one or both eyes. However, not everyone is bothered by it enough to need treatment.

Services & Treatment

If you have astigmatism, your team of experts at Aurora will work with you to decide on the best treatment options. During your eye exam, your ophthalmologist or optometrist will perform tests that will help pinpoint which treatment is right for you.

Astigmatism is usually corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Two types of contacts can be used for astigmatism: soft toric lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses. In some cases, a surgeon may insert a permanent lens implant to correct the condition. Some people also have laser (refractive) eye surgery to correct their astigmatism.

Why Aurora?

  • Our ophthalmologists are on call 24/7, so if you have an eye emergency, we’re there to help.  
  • We offer hundreds of specialists under one roof. If your doctor notices another health issue during your exam, like symptoms of diabetes, he or she can get you an appointment with another Aurora specialist right away. 
  • Our clinics, hospitals and surgery centers provide care for a whole spectrum of eye issues.


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