Astigmatism

Astimatism

Understanding Astigmatism

and How It Affects Your Vision

What Is Astigmatism? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Treat It?

Do you know someone who suffers from

Astigmatism?

Chances are you do, even if you don’t know it. It’s one of the most common causes of blurred vision, including both nearsightedness and farsightedness. In fact, while about one in three people need corrective lenses or other treatment for astigmatism, nearly everyone has some degree of astigmatism. In virtually every instance, though, it’s easily treatable. We can help.

Astigmatism

At RealEyes Optical

We treat you like family

At RealEyes Optical, in Great Neck, New York, we are passionate about your eyes and your vision. We take a different approach to helping you see the world. When you come to our store, the first thing you’ll notice is that it doesn’t look or feel like any eyeglass place you’ve ever visited. In fact, many of our long-time patients say they feel like they are coming into our living room. That’s the experience we work hard to provide. We want you to feel like family, so we’ll take the time to really get to know you. That helps us work together with you to find the right frames to help you make your own personal statement.

We have an experienced and knowledgeable optometrist on staff to conduct a thorough eye exam and accurately determine your needs. We carry an extensive selection of luxury brands and will take the time necessary to ensure that your frames fit perfectly.
For the RealEyes experience, call us at 516-488-4434, send us an email, or stop by our store in Great Neck. We take walk-ins and also schedule appointments.

At RealEyes Optical

We treat you like family

At RealEyes Optical, in Great Neck, New York, we are passionate about your eyes and your vision. We take a different approach to helping you see the world. When you come to our store, the first thing you’ll notice is that it doesn’t look or feel like any eyeglass place you’ve ever visited. In fact, many of our long-time patients say they feel like they are coming into our living room. That’s the experience we work hard to provide. We want you to feel like family, so we’ll take the time to really get to know you. That helps us work together with you to find the right frames to help you make your own personal statement.

We have an experienced and knowledgeable optometrist on staff to conduct a thorough eye exam and accurately determine your needs. We carry an extensive selection of luxury brands and will take the time necessary to ensure that your frames fit perfectly.
For the RealEyes experience, call us at 516-488-4434, send us an email, or stop by our store in Great Neck. We take walk-ins and also schedule appointments.

Astigmatism FAQs

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is not as scary as the name might suggest—it’s simply an uneven curvature of your cornea or lens. Ideally, the surface of your eye should be round—with astigmatism, it tends to be egg-shaped. It’s also pretty common for the curvature of one eye to be different than the other eye, making it difficult to focus.

What Causes Astigmatism?

Most commonly, astigmatism is congenital and hereditary. It can, however, be caused by other conditions, including:

  • The pressure that your eyelids put on your cornea
  • An eye injury
  • A surgical procedure
  • The thinning of your cornea as you age
What Are the Symptoms of Astigmatism?

The most common indication of astigmatism is distorted or blurred vision. It may also cause headaches or eye strain, or lead to squinting or diminished night vision.

How Is Astigmatism Diagnosed?

An eye exam that includes a refractive assessment (which determines how your eyes bend light) will allow your eye doctor to diagnose astigmatism and determine the prescription for corrective lenses.

How Can Astigmatism Be Treated?

Astigmatism is almost always easily treated with corrective lenses, either in frames or with contact lenses.

Effective Diagnosis and Treatment

of Conditions Affecting Your Eyes

Nearsightedness
Glaucoma
Farsightedness
Presbyopia
Astigmatism
Dry-eyes
Cataracts
Conjunctivitis
Click on the boxes above to learn more about these eye afflictions—what they are, how they are diagnosed and treated, and how you can recognize the early warning signs.

The RealEyes Optical Experience

We invite you to become a part of the RealEyes Optical family. Call us at (516) 488-4434, send us an email or stop by our store in Great Neck. 

The RealEyes Optical Experience

We invite you to become a part of the RealEyes Optical family. Call us at (516) 488-4434, send us an email or stop by our store in Great Neck. 

Get in Touch Today

RealEyes Optical

A Luxury Experience for Your Eyes

Serving Manhattan and All of Long Island

14 + 11 =

Real Eyes Optical

Address: 218 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

 Tues–Fri   10AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–1PM

Service options: In-store shopping ·
Curbside pickup · Delivery

Get in Touch Today

RealEyes Optical

A Luxury Experience for Your Eyes

Serving Manhattan and All of Long Island

14 + 9 =

Real Eyes Optical

Address: 218 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

 Tues–Fri   Opens 10AM      Closes 6PM
Saturday   Opens 10AM      Closes 1PM

Service options: In-store shopping ·
Curbside pickup · Delivery