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3 Symptoms of Astigmatism

a young woman inspects her glassesAstigmatism is a common vision issue that’s caused by an imperfection in the eye’s curvature. Astigmatism affects millions of Americans, and symptoms include blurry vision, headaches, and difficulty driving at night. Fortunately, treatment options are available! Depending on the severity of your symptoms and astigmatism, your Vision Eye Group doctor may recommend:

  • Corrective Lenses
  • Refractive Surgery

Allow us to explain why these symptoms occur and how your Vision Eye Group doctor can help:

Blurry Vision

Your eye’s cornea must be the correct shape to help light focus properly on the retina. If the cornea’s shape is distorted, the light is interrupted when it’s trying to communicate an image. This will cause near or far images to be blurred.


When you have an astigmatism, your eyes are working harder than they should to create clear images. This will cause eye strain and your eye muscles will tire easily, resulting in frequent headaches and fatigue. Headache medicine may only relieve the problem momentarily, but we are here to help you find a permanent solution.

Difficulty Driving at Night

When the sun goes down, your eyes depend on artificial light from streetlamps to help create images for your brain. If you have an astigmatism, the artificial light from streetlamps and vehicle headlights/taillights will be blurry. This can be especially dangerous since it makes it difficult to anticipate what other vehicles are going to do due to blurry vision.

Your Vision Eye Group Doctors Can Help with Your Astigmatism

Astigmatisms have different levels of severity, and the Vision Eye Group doctors can recommend a treatment option to help eliminate this issue! An accurate diagnosis is the first step toward enjoying everyday activities again without eye issues. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, give us a call. We’d be happy to help you regain control of your life through your vision!

Contact Vision Eye Group today: 478-744-1710