Diagnosis and treatment

How can I confirm if I have astigmatism?

Your optometrist or ophthalmologist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your eye to check whether you have an astigmatism. There are several tests that they may use, including a visual acuity assessment test where you will be asked to read from a chart of letters at a certain distance.

A refraction test uses different corrective lenses at varying strengths so your optometrist or ophthalmologist can find a lens prescription that is best for your vision needs. Another diagnosis instrument that may be used is a keratometer, which allows the doctor to measure your cornea’s curvature.

Treatment for astigmatism

Astigmatism correction is usually quite straightforward. You may be provided with prescription glasses or contact lenses for your astigmatism. These options may be available for free or at a discounted rate through the NHS. A contact lens astigmatism prescription may be the preferred option for more active individuals, although it is crucial that you practise good contact lens hygiene.

Some people may choose a more permanent astigmatism treatment by undergoing a safe astigmatism surgery procedure. LASIK laser eye surgery for astigmatism and ICL implantation are both available through Moorfields Private.

Astigmatism treatment is available at Moorfields Private

You can self-fund or use private medical insurance to fund your treatment.

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