Is there a solution to eye astigmatism?

Simply put, astigmatism leads to our cornea taking the shape of a soccer ball instead of a soccer ball. As a result, the rays of light that strike the eye are not focused on one point – but on two different points. Eclipse symptoms Include blurred visionDouble vision, fatigue and headaches.

The defect can appear from birth – or as a result of injury, a natural deterioration in the ability to see and a long list of other factors. Due to the impairment of quality of life as a result of astigmatism – which can make simple tasks such as reading a book or watching television frustrating – many seek a solution to a disability. Is there a solution to eye astigmatism? Bottom line, there are a variety of solutions – each with its own pros and cons.

Natural treatment methods
In any medical condition, most of us will always prefer natural and independent treatment methods. After all, why should we go to the doctor or the clinic – when we can take care of ourselves alone at home? Accordingly, countless natural treatment methods for astigmatism are circulating on the net. This is a wide range of home training that can be performed on our own – stretching and activating the eye muscles.

It is important to note that these treatments can not be harmful – but probably also do not solve the problem completely or completely. Some studies show that independent treatment methods can help with astigmatism – but not lead to a complete solution of the visual impairment. In addition, it is highly recommended to consult a physician when astigmatism or suspected astigmatism appears. Avoiding consultation with an ophthalmologist can lead to exacerbation of the problem or even covert damage. In short, natural treatment methods are only a partial solution – and it is always advisable to consult a qualified doctor before relying on them.

Studies show that independent treatment methods can help astigmatism but not lead to a complete solution of the visual impairment (Photo: FREEPIK)
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What other treatments are available to us?
Another common solution to astigmatism is the fitting of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Similar to the treatment of myopia, farsightedness or other visual impairments – astigmatism can also be treated with the help of an artificial lens fitting that will help focus the light rays and cover the distortion in the shape of our cornea.

However we must remember that glasses and contact lenses are not complete solutions. For starters, the problem may get worse over the years – forcing us to wear glasses with a greater intensity of correction. In addition, wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses can be cumbersome or uncomfortable – and can also be an aesthetic hazard. Glasses and contact lenses are a good option – but not perfect. Above all, whoever wears glasses – becomes addicted to them.

Another solution is a laser eyeglass removal procedure – using the LASIK method. This is one of the most common eyeglass removal methods in the world, developed in the 1990s – and was initially used to treat myopia or farsightedness. In recent years, however, there has been dramatic progress in terms of the capabilities of LASIK treatments – which can also be used today forComplete and successful treatment of astigmatism.

In recent years, there has been dramatic progress in terms of the capabilities of LASIK treatments (Photo: FREEPIK)In recent years, there has been dramatic progress in terms of the capabilities of LASIK treatments (Photo: FREEPIK)

The logic behind these treatments is quite simple. Instead of relying on an outer lens like glasses or contact lenses, we can comfortably, non-invasively and non-surgically correct the deformity in our corneal shape – and get rid of the glasses forever. As a result, the popularity of laser eyeglass removal as a treatment for astigmatism has skyrocketed in recent years.

What about the success rates of laser treatment? According to the latest data from clinics around the world (and here in Israel as well), the LASIK procedure enjoys an incredible success rate of 99 percent for the treatment of astigmatism. These treatments are suitable for most people with this visual impairment – depending on their age and condition.

As the eye ages, astigmatism can worsen significantly. In fact, over the years our eye muscles weaken – and a significant percentage of those with the disorder will experience a decrease in vision quality after age 50. Our eye’s difficulty focusing on vision may increase – and with it the negative symptoms of blurred vision, fatigue and headaches. Laser eyeglass removal eliminates the need for a cylinder, once and for all – and prevents future deterioration in the quality of vision.

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