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What Is an Astigmatism and How Is It Corrected?

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 […]


Boca Raton, Fl Doctor Describes Astigmatism

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 […]

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How a Vision Exam can Determine if you have Astigmatism

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]