Category: Astigmatism

Understanding age-related macular degeneration

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Astigmatism on March 30, 2020

AMD Testing | Aker Kasten Eye

There are many conditions that can impact a patient’s vision health. This may include age-related macular degeneration or AMD. AMD is one of the leading causes of severe vision loss for patients 60 years of age and older. This painless condition that damages the macula (the part of the eye responsible for clear, sharp vision)… Read More


What Is an Astigmatism and How Is It Corrected?

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Astigmatism on December 30, 2019

woman trying on eyeglasses

An astigmatism is a common condition that can impact one’s eye health. At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we welcome patients to undergo evaluations in our practice to check for this and other vision concerns on an annual basis. If you have recently received a diagnosis of an astigmatism in one or both eyes, it may… Read More


Boca Raton, Fl Doctor Describes Astigmatism

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Astigmatism on July 30, 2019

Older woman lowering glasses to read small print

Some patients who come to their Boca Raton, FL area eye doctor for an examination to obtain contact lenses may be advised by their provider that they have an astigmatism. Though many patients have heard of this condition, most are not familiar with what it entails. What is an astigmatism? The natural corneal surface of… Read More


How a Vision Exam can Determine if you have Astigmatism

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Astigmatism on March 15, 2018

Man lifting glasses looking at phone screen

Perfect vision means that your eyes are perfectly round. This allows them to focus light evenly and clearly. For those with astigmatism, the cornea is less than perfectly round. This results in blurry vision because the light doesn’t bend correctly when it enters your eye. Researchers are not conclusive on what causes astigmatism, but many… Read More


The Stigma of Astigmatism

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Astigmatism on May 30, 2015

The Stigma of Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an eye condition that is much more common than most people realize. In fact, almost everyone has astigmatism to some degree or another. Even if it does not affect your vision, astigmatism is most likely present in your life. And if it does alter the way you view the world (literally), we’re here… Read More


What is Astigmatism?

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Astigmatism on November 30, 2014

What is Astigmatism?

If your doctor tells you that you have “astigmatism” it means that the shape of cornea of the eye has changed. Normally the cornea is round. It opens and closes to let in more, or less light depending on the circumstances. When the light enters the normal eye, it deflects to the back of the… Read More