Astigmatism in Seattle, WA
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What Is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism refers to an irregularly shaped cornea or lens that distorts light and prevents it from properly reaching the retina in one sharp point of focus. Patients with astigmatism can have difficulties seeing up close and items at a distance. Astigmatism is a common condition that may occur in conjunction with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Astigmatism symptoms generally include blurry vision, eye fatigue, squinting, and trouble seeing at night. At SPEX in Seattle, WA, Dr. Scott Campbell has lots of experience diagnosing and treating astigmatism. If you or a family member have astigmatism, Dr. Campbell can perform an eye exam and fit you with prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses that improve your eyesight.
How Is Astigmatism Treated?
Most cases of astigmatism usually require eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct the curvature of the cornea or lens. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, LASIK surgery centers now offer advanced treatments that restore the normal shape of corneas and lenses, allowing you to see more clearly and eliminating the need for glasses and contacts in most cases. These safe and effective surgical procedures can often be combined with other vision correction surgeries, allowing the clearest vision and the most practical solutions for patients.
Located in Seattle, WA, SPEX offers a full range of laser eye surgery options to help you improve your vision and see clearly. We can correct astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, and many other eye problems to provide you with a clear view of the world around you. By entrusting your vision to us, you can enjoy the benefits of excellent vision without the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses. Call us to set up your initial consultation. Dr. Scott Campbell is ready to develop a treatment plan that will have you seeing the world more crisply.
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Always a good experience! Nice people, a great new office with some new technology and a doctor who’s good at what he does.
Top-notch provider - the combination of excellent "bedside manner", deep knowledge of the eye and it's foibles and ability to communicate that information in a clear, detailed, understandable manner along with great support staff in the front office is difficult to find these days and a real pleasure to experience -- every appointment
Spex is a one of kind. The staff and Dr. Campbell are amazing and I highly recommend.
I've been coming here for about 2 years and I've only ever had positive experiences. Best optometrist I've ever been to. Dr Campbell is very knowledgeable, thorough, genuine and friendly. Great bedside manner! The staff here are super friendly too and go above and beyond, like Lacey and Anna. Always helpful and kind. For frames, they have lots of stylish, high quality choices. Highly recommend!
I arrived in seattle late Friday night to realize I had left my contacts back home. My prescription is -6.50! Rushed to Spex 8:57am Saturday morning and they were extremely helpful and welcoming. Amazing selection of frames and were a lifesaver giving me a backup of contacts.
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Is Your Bad Vision Caused by Astigmatism?
Dr. Scott Campbell at SPEX offers several solutions to correct astigmatism. Prescription eyeglasses, contacts, or LASIK surgery can all allow you to see more clearly and enjoy the details of the world around you. Contact our office in Seattle, WA to schedule a consultation today!
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What's the difference between astigmatism and regular nearsightedness or farsightedness?
While all three are refractive errors, astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens, causing light to be focused unevenly. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are caused by the eyeball being too long or too short, respectively.
What does it mean if my astigmatism is classified as "high?"
"High" astigmatism generally refers to cases where the curvature difference in the eye is significant enough that it's more challenging to correct with standard eyeglasses or contact lenses. In these cases, specialty lenses or surgical procedures might be considered.
Is astigmatism common in children?
Yes, astigmatism can occur in children. In fact, it's often present from birth. Regular eye exams are essential for children to detect and correct any vision problems early.