Astigmatism is a common eye condition that our downtown Vegas eye doctor diagnoses in patients quite often. In the eye of someone with astigmatism, the cornea is not round in shape like a normally functioning cornea, which can distort the vision and lead to blurriness. Astigmatism is easily treated with corrective devices like eyeglasses, contact lenses, or elective surgery. Astigmatism is usually present at birth or inherited. Our downtown Vegas eye doctor can diagnose astigmatism during any routine eye exam, although it is often undetected in younger children. Many people who experience refractive vision errors such as nearsightedness, and farsightedness experience astigmatism as well. Depending on each individual diagnosis and situation, the treatment for astigmatism varies. Some astigmatism is so mild that no correction from Dr. Paul Thompson is necessary, but most of the time the treatment would be prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses. There is a special type of contact lenses known as toric lenses that are made specifically for those who have astigmatism. Toric lenses work for astigmatism because they have greater light bending capabilities in one direction than the other, which balances the malfunctioning of the cornea. Our downtown Vegas eye doctor will administer a series of tests to determine the type of toric lens that would best suit your needs if you choose contact lenses as the method for correcting your astigmatism.
At our downtown Vegas optometry office, Paul Thompson, OD located within Walmart Vision Center, your health, comfort and convenience are our main priorities. Our professional and friendly team of staff members is here to make sure that every single one of your eye-health needs are met and that you are completely satisfied with your visit. Aside from getting a professional examination and diagnosis, you can also purchase the corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses you need right here at our downtown Vegas eye doctor facility. We have a wide variety of designer brands and types of contact lenses for you to choose from. If you feel that you may have astigmatism or that you need to see an eye doctor for any reason, please do not hesitate to call our office to schedule an appointment. We accept a number of insurance plans and you can call our office to make sure we can work with the plan that you use. Whether you are coming in to browse our vast selection of optical goods, or if you come in for a scheduled appointment with the downtown Vegas eye doctor, our friendly staff will be waiting here to greet you and assist you.