Astigmatism | Miranza - Clínica Muiños
What is Astigmatism?
In normal eyes, the cornea has a front surface that looks almost like a sphere. In individuals who have astigmatism, this surface is more curved in one direction than in the perpendicular axis, and this looks like a rugby ball cut crosswise.
With a bad quality lens, the individual with astigmatism will see in the same way that we see with a flawed lens. This individual does not see well neither faraway things nor nearby things.
This eyesight problem can occur as an isolated defect. However, in most cases, the individual also has myopia or hyperopia.
Do you need more info?
Astigmatism is, along with myopia and hyperopia, a refractive defect that does not allow adequate vision without the correction of glasses or contact lenses.