• Natural Way of Curing Astigmatism

Natural Way of Curing Astigmatism

When you vis­it your eye doc­tor, there are prob­a­bly a few com­mon terms heard around the office that you may or may not know. Myopia, pres­by­opia, and oth­ers are the med­ical terms for dif­fer­ent types of refrac­tive vision errors. Per­haps the most fre­quent­ly heard one, that many may not tru­ly know what it means, is astig­ma­tism.

Near­sight­ed­ness (myopia), far­sight­ed­ness (hyper­opia) and astig­ma­tism are the three most com­mon types of vision errors and each has to do with the shape of the eye and how light is focused. Learn­ing what each error means exact­ly can help you bet­ter under­stand the options avail­able for cor­rect­ing or cur­ing the error.

Common Refractive Vision Errors

Myopia - when the cornea has too much cur­va­ture or an elon­gat­ed shape. This caus­es a per­son to be unable to focus light prop­er­ly from objects that are far away; hence why it is com­mon­ly referred to as near­sight­ed­ness.

Hyper­opia — oth­er­wise known as far­sight­ed­ness, hap­pens when the cornea does not have enough cur­va­ture, or the eye is too short in shape. The lack of cur­va­ture caus­es the light from close objects to focus improp­er­ly on the reti­na, which results in blur­ry up close vision.

Astig­ma­tism - peo­ple who have astig­ma­tism will have an irreg­u­lar­ly shaped cornea (egg-like or foot­ball-shaped, most often). Unlike myopia or hyper­opia, when light enters through a cornea with astig­ma­tism, the light is dis­tort­ed and refract­ed to mul­ti­ple dif­fer­ent focal points with­in the eye. This can cause vision prob­lems, both near and far, for indi­vid­u­als with astig­ma­tism. There are two types of astig­ma­tism; reg­u­lar and irreg­u­lar.


Reg­u­lar — the eye­ball is not spher­i­cal but is sym­met­ri­cal; most com­mon

Irreg­u­lar — the eye­ball is nei­ther spher­i­cal nor sym­met­ri­cal; rare

When it comes to solv­ing refrac­tive errors like astig­ma­tism, there are a few options. The goal is to have the light that enters the eye focus prop­er­ly on the reti­na in order to allow clear vision. Glass­es and con­tact lens­es coun­ter­act the irreg­u­lar shapes of an individual’s corneas with­out any per­ma­nent alter­ations. Laser eye surgery phys­i­cal­ly cor­rects the shape of the cornea by remov­ing tis­sue to allow the light to focus prop­er­ly.

All of these options work for all three of the refrac­tive errors (the less severe the dis­tor­tion, the bet­ter suc­cess) but in today’s soci­ety, many indi­vid­u­als try to seek nat­ur­al ways of fix­ing health prob­lems.

You may have to ask your eye doc­tor how to cure astig­ma­tism nat­u­ral­ly because glass­es and/or con­tacts might not be ide­al options for every­one, and the surgery is usu­al­ly the last resort. While find­ing Astig­ma­tism cure nat­u­ral­ly sounds almost impos­si­ble, there are sev­er­al things you can do to help pre­vent it from get­ting worse. Reg­u­lar eye doc­tor vis­its to catch and cor­rect vision prob­lems ear­ly on can help pre­vent relat­ed symp­toms such as headaches. Also, healthy diet and exer­cise can help main­tain prop­er blood flow, nutri­ents, and repairs to your eye tis­sues and keep your eyes work­ing prop­er­ly. How­ev­er, if you are look­ing for a long-term solu­tion for your astig­ma­tism, laser surgery may be the right fit for you.

Depend­ing on the sever­i­ty of your refrac­tive error, there are sev­er­al options to choose from when it comes to laser eye surgery. Let us at Dia­mond Vision help you nav­i­gate the mul­ti­tude of choic­es that you have when it comes to cor­rect­ing your vision. Dr. Stet­son and his team of high­ly-qual­i­fied and expe­ri­enced sur­geons are proud to offer the very lat­est in laser eye surgery tech­niques and pro­ce­dures. Sat­is­fied patients are our moti­va­tion and noth­ing means more to us than help­ing peo­ple see clear­ly again. Call us today to sched­ule your free con­sul­ta­tion and learn about the options avail­able for cor­rect your astig­ma­tism!


October 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Natural Way of Curing Astigmatism

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Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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