If your vision is blurred at all distances, you may have astigmatism. This condition is the result of having a corneal surface that is irregular in shape, somewhat like a football instead of a more rounded basketball.
With astigmatism, the rays of light do not converge into a single point but form two or more focal points. Thus the eye is unable to focus clearly at any distance because of this irregular focusing surface. This causes people to experience blurry or distorted vision.
There are various types of astigmatism including regular, mixed, asymmetric and irregular astigmatism. Corneal topography will define astigmatism in the greatest detail. Patients who have astigmatism should feel comfortable that it is routinely corrected with their nearsightedness or farsightedness at the time of surgery.
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