Astigmatism is arguably one of the most common diagnoses and it is a condition that most of us have to some degree. In astigmatism, the structures within the eye are not properly round and because of that, it causes the light rays to bend or refract, a little bit uneven inside of the eye. This causes your vision to be blurry and distorted. However, the good news is that astigmatism isn’t actually a disease and you can correct this condition with glasses, contact lenses and even eye surgeries like LASIK. The cornea is the front window surface to the eye. It protects the inside of the eye from the outside environment and acts as a lens that bends the light towards the inner eye.

Let’s take a look at the types of astigmatism and what you can do to treat it through this infographic, courtesy of InSight Vision Center.

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What is Astigmatism?

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