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closeup shot of a woman's eyeOur eyes are incredible! Without realizing it, our eyes process light and transform it into a visual image. Your eyes are formatting light right now to help you read this sentence! If your eyes develop an eye stigma, also known as an astigmatism, this light-interpreting process is disrupted. Discover three warning signs that you may have an eye stigma:

Eye Stigma Warning Sign: Frequent Headaches

When your eyes have to work harder than normal to focus, your eye muscles become overworked. This will cause headache pain and a feeling like your eyes are tired. If your eyes are having trouble focusing, relax and close your eyes to give them a break. Don’t overwork your eyes, as this will worsen your headache.

Eye Stigma Warning Sign: Difficulty Driving at Night

If you have an astigmatism, the lack of light in the evening hours causes your pupils to dilate. (They are trying to bring in more light!) However, instead of helping your eyes see images clearer, it causes headaches and difficulty driving.

Eye Stigma Warning Sign: Distorted Images

To see objects and images clearly, your eyes must be able to focus light rays to a specific point. Unfortunately, this is very hard to accomplish when an eye stigma is present, as eye stigmas are the result of your cornea having curvature. Because of this curve, your eyes are not able to focus light accurately! Thus, images and objects look distorted.

What You Can Do About Your Eye Stigma

Thankfully, there are treatments available to correct your eye stigma! After one of our Eyesight Associates’ doctors confirms the presence of an astigmatism, he will discuss the best treatment option for your specific need.

Many people have found relief from their eye stigma by using glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. If you have any questions about astigmatism and how we can help, don’t hesitate to call us today: 478-923-5872.