If you want to make sure that your next pair of eyeglasses are attractive and well fitting, and provide you with optimal vision correction, even if you have astigmatism, you will want to visit us at our optical store, E.B. Meyrowitz & Dell. At our optical store, we offer 20/20 Now Eye Exams for vision prescriptions, which is like having an optometry office Bryant Park at our location.
When you get a new eyeglass prescription at our optometry office Bryant Park, you will learn whether or not you have any refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Astigmatism is a refractive error which can occur by itself or in combination with other errors such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. When a patient has normal vision, their vision has one focal point. However, when a patient has astigmatism, the cornea has an oval shape instead of a spherical shape, which makes it create multiple focal points. This is a very common eye condition, and is not an eye disease; it is simply a difference in the structure of the cornea. Astigmatism can be corrected by the patient wearing either eyeglasses, or contact lenses, or by having refractive surgery. When a person has astigmatism, they will have blurred vision. Astigmatism can be hereditary, and many times is present at birth. However, the degree of astigmatism can change as the person grows and becomes older. If you have astigmatism and you do not have corrective lenses for it, or do not have it corrected with eye surgery, you may experience headaches, fatigue, eyestrain, and blurred vision. If you are having these symptoms, you should have your eyes checked at our optical store to see if you do indeed have this refractive error. Not long ago, people with astigmatism could not have their vision corrected with contact lenses. However, today, there are now contact lenses which are able to give people with astigmatism clear vision.
If you would like to have your eyes checked at our optometry office Bryant Park before you get your new eyeglasses, feel free to stop by anytime.