Astigmatism is a common and generally treatable problem seen in how the front of the eye is curved. When the cornea (front part of the eye) is shaped more like a football instead of a soccer ball, it results in blurred vision for both near and distance vision.
Up North Eye Care has the technology and expertise to both identify and treat astigmatism and any other eye disorders that may be found at your eye appointment. With over 40 years of clinical expertise working with patients from all over Minnesota, Dr. Stephanie Parrish and Dr. Wally Johnson have the experience to provide you with the best care available - whether you are from Staples or Baxter, our eye clinic will take care of you!
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Astigmatism is often present when a child is born and may occur in combination with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Often it's not significant enough to require correction. However, when the vision needs correction, glasses or contacts can be prescribed.
Common vision problems such as astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) are the result of refractive error. Autorefractors are used to measure the degree of refractive error in the eye, and are suited well toward applications such as differentiating corneal from lenticular aberrations, and assessing pre-and-post refractive surgery patients.