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Astigmatism Diagnosis & Treatment

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that’s easily corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses and on some occasions, surgery.

Astigmatism is caused when your eye is not completely round. Because our bodies are not perfect, astigmatism occurs in nearly everybody to some degree but for some, not to the degree that it causes blurring. Your eye is naturally shaped like a sphere. Under normal circumstances, when light enters the eye, it bends evenly, creating a clear picture on the back of your eye. In a person with astigmatism, their eye is shaped more like a football and light entering the eye is bent more in one direction than the other. This causes only part of the picture to be in focus at any given time. Objects at any distance can appear blurry and wavy. For vision problems due to astigmatism, glasses or contact lenses, and sometimes even vision correction surgery are all possible treatments.

People with undetected astigmatism often have blurred vision which can be associated with fatigue and eyestrain. While these symptoms may not necessarily be the result of astigmatism, you should schedule an eye exam if you are experiencing one or more symptoms.

Our eye doctors in Winnipeg, Selkirk & Winkler can diagnose astigmatism with a thorough eye exam. Astigmatism may occur in combination with other vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Because astigmatism gets worse over times, visit our eye doctor whenever you notice changes in your vision.

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As per the recent recommendation from the Manitoba Association of Optometrists we have closed all 4 of our Clarity offices. Our planned re-opening date for all locations is April 6 but is subject to change as we monitor the ongoing situation.

We will be seeing a limited number of EMERGENCY patients only that are experiencing:

-Sudden appearance of flashes and floaters

-Sudden red eye, especially if it is painful

-Foreign body in the eye

-Sudden decrease in vision

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms please contact us by EMAIL at clarityemergency@gmail.com.

Please make the subject of the email Urgent Eye Emergency followed by the location of the clinic you need to be seen at (Portage, Selkirk, Winkler or Winnipeg) and include a brief description of your issue along with a contact phone number we can reach you.

We will also be taking orders for contact lenses via EMAIL at claritycontactlens@gmail.com. For more details please visit our Facebook page Clarity Vision.

We apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this situation together.

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