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Astigmatism Bismarck, North Dakota ND

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3119 N. 14th Street
Bismarck, ND 58503
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Bismarck, ND 58504
Are you looking for a qualified Ophthalmologist for treatment of Astigmatism here in Bismarck North Dakota?  The trained staff at Dakota Eye Institute in Bismarck have assisted our patients with many different treatment options for Astigmatism to make your vision more clear.

Astigmatism is a condition of the human eye which causes either blurred vision or a sense that each eye is seeing objects slightly differently. Sometimes astigmatism can be detected by an individual if he covers one eye to look at an object, and then changes to cover the other eye. By switching back and forth between covering each eye while looking at the single object or in one direction, it will become apparent with astigmatism that the object seems to move, as though each eye is seeing it in a slightly different location.

Astigmatism is not a vision problem, but a structural problem with the eye. The human eye is usually shaped in a sphere, like a ball, but with astigmatism, the cornea of the eye is curved instead into an oval shape, more like a football. When the eye is not curved properly, or has uneven curves like a football, light will not travel in and out of the eye normally. Astigmatism causes light to bounce unevenly off the flat and steep curves of the oval shaped eye, thus allowing light to more than one point in the eye. This impairs focusing ability, causing blurred vision.

There are several ophthalmological tests to determine the presence and level of astigmatism. Our trained staff can detect astigmatism with a simple eye exam.  By using highly sophisticated equipment, like a keratometer or autorefractor, we can detect if an astigmatism is present and what procedures we can recommend to improve your vision. 

The least expensive prescription is eye glasses or contact lenses.  These can generally help our patients with astigmatism, but they do not correct the condition.  However, astigmatism can be corrected with eye surgery such as a Lasik Procedure.  The object of the surgery is to reshape the cornea of the eye and make it more spherical. 

Astigmatism can be treated and will improve your quality of life. 

Call us today at 701-222-3937 to set up an appointment for a consultation.   
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