Astigmatism in Melbourne: Early Detection and Care

Here at NewVision Clinics in Melbourne, we pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of laser eye surgery for astigmatism. We ensure that you have access to the latest treatments, but let’s delve deeper. What is astigmatism and why should you be proactive about its early detection?

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common vision anomaly. In an ordinary eye, the cornea presents as perfectly round, similar to a soccer ball. In people with astigmatism, the cornea takes on a shape reminiscent of an Aussie rules football. This inconsistency results in light focusing at multiple points, either in front or behind the retina, causing blurred vision. Notably, it’s frequent for astigmatism to appear alongside other vision conditions like myopia (short-sightedness) and hyperopia (long-sightedness).

Recognising the Signs and the Importance of Early Detection

Astigmatism can sometimes be sneaky with its mild symptoms; however, pronounced astigmatism can lead to blurred vision, frequent squinting, fatigue and even headaches. Recognising these signs early is crucial. The primary tool for its diagnosis is a comprehensive eye exam, which involves various tests to check eye health and to understand how it refracts light.

Astigmatism Treatment with NewVision Clinics

Corrective Lenses

To counter the uneven curvature of the cornea or lens, we offer:

  • Eyeglasses: These are designed with lenses tailored to counterbalance the irregularities in the eye, ensuring light refracts appropriately.
  • Contact Lenses: These work similarly to eyeglasses and are adept at rectifying most instances of astigmatism. They’re available in diverse styles. One innovative astigmatism treatment method, orthokeratology, utilises rigid lenses worn during sleep to correct the curvature of the cornea gradually.

Laser Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

Our refractive surgery procedures utilise a laser beam to adjust the cornea’s shape, rectifying the refractive error. Here are some of the types we offer:

  • LASIK: Here, a thin flap is made in the cornea, which is then reshaped.
  • PRK: The outer surface of the cornea, the epithelium, is removed and naturally regrows later.

Partnering with You for Clear Vision

At NewVision Clinics, we’re known for our exceptional outcomes in laser eye surgery for astigmatism. We take a thorough approach, considering multiple measurements when devising the perfect astigmatism treatment plan for you, ensuring unparalleled visual clarity.

Call the Experts on Astigmatism Treatment Today

To get more insights on astigmatism treatment, reach out to us on 1800 20 20 20 or contact us online. Remember, your vision clarity is our utmost priority.