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Westchester Eyecare Center

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8610 S.Sepulveda Blvd Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 670-1888
Fax: (310) 670-1343

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Monday9:15am5:15pm
Tuesday9:15am5:15pm
Wednesday9:15am1:00pm
Thursday9:15am5:15pm
Friday9:15am1:00pm
Saturday9:15am1:00pm
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Astigmatism Diagnosis and Treatment ‚Äč

Do you have a blurred vision? You might have astigmatism, a kind of refractive error of the eye that causes blurred vision. This medical condition occurs when the eye has trouble focusing light onto the retina. Normally the cornea and the lens are evenly curved, but in astigmatism, the lens and cornea develop a mismatched curvature. Astigmatism can lead to nearsightedness (also known as myopia) or farsightedness (also known as hyperopia).

Woman with an Astigmatism reading in the library.

What are the Symptoms of Astigmatism?

Symptoms include blurred vision, eye strain, headaches, migraines, squinting, fatigue, and difficulty driving.  If objects in your line of sight become blurry, it may be time to seek treatment from an eye doctor. 

Who is at Risk of Developing Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a fairly common phenomenon, about 28% of American children have reported having this condition. Genetically, some people may be more at risk of developing astigmatism. The risk of astigmatism tends to increase with age.

What are the Types of Astigmatism?

There is myopic astigmatism, where the meridians of the eye become nearsighted. There is also hyperopic astigmatism, where the meridians become farsighted. Then there is mixed astigmatism, where one meridian becomes nearsighted while the other becomes farsighted. 

How is Astigmatism Diagnosed?

Typically, a comprehensive eye examination is performed to determine a diagnosis of astigmatism. An eye exam can also quantify the severity of astigmatism. Some eye doctors will perform a retinoscopy, an examination that measures the amount of astigmatism you have by shining a light into your eyes. You might undergo a visual acuity test, where you read the letters on a chart to test the sharpness of your vision. There is also keratometry or topography, exams that use instruments to measure the curvature of your corneas. 

How is Astigmatism Treated?

There are different treatment options that you can discuss with your optometrist. Treatment plans include eyeglasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery. Refractive surgery can include laser eye surgery or manual incisions. 

How to Find an Optometrist in Los Angeles?

If your eyesight begins to interfere with everyday activities, it may be time to seek treatment for possible astigmatism.  Westchester Eye Care Center is an optometry clinic serving the Los Angeles, CA area. Our services include eye examinations, surgeries, contact lenses, and eyewear. Contact us at (310) 670-1888 to request an appointment with Westchester Eye Care Center.

Testimonial

"Dr. T is very thorough with her eye exams. She asks all the right questions with what you need. She takes her time with her patients making sure they get what they need and get to know them. She's very professional but also approachable. You can ask her any eye related issues and she'll have answers for you. If she doesn't have an answer, which doesn't happen often, she'll get the right information for you. She also doesn't try to up sell you with what you don't need. I would recommend her to all my family and friends. In fact I've already done so and they're all very satisfied with the service."

- Michi. B / YELP

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Westchester Eyecare Center
8610 S.Sepulveda Blvd Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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DayOpenClosed
Monday9:15am5:15pm
Tuesday9:15am5:15pm
Wednesday9:15am1:00pm
Thursday9:15am5:15pm
Friday9:15am1:00pm
Saturday9:15am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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