Idaho Falls - Merlin Dr.

(208) 522-5594

Idaho Falls - Pancheri Dr.

(208) 529-4333

Pocatello

(208) 637-0841

Rexburg

(208) 356-0881

St. Anthony

(208) 624-3231

Pocatello

Rexburg

Idaho Falls - Merlin Dr.

St. Anthony

Idaho Falls - Pancheri Dr.

Pocatello

Rexburg

Idaho Falls - Merlin Dr.

St. Anthony

Idaho Falls - Pancheri Dr.

Astigmatism

Most people have heard of astigmatism but may not know what it is. Astigmatism is a condition that causes vision problems because the eye's lens or cornea is misshapen. It results in blurred vision at all distances. At Summit Eyecare, serving Merlin, Pancheri, Pocatello, St. Anthony, Rexburg, and Idaho Falls, ID, we treat astigmatism with eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other effective treatment options.

Astigmatism

Causes of Astigmatism

The cause of astigmatism is believed to be caused by an irregular shape in the cornea's or lens's curvature. Astigmatism can result from genetics, an injury to the eye, or even long-term use of contact lenses. The irregular shape causes light to be focused in different places on the retina, which results in blurred vision.

Symptoms of Astigmatism

Astigmatism can cause symptoms such as:

1. Blurred Vision

When you have astigmatism, you may find that your vision is blurred at all distances. Blurred vision can make it difficult to read, drive, or do other tasks that require good vision.

2. Eye Fatigue

Your eyes may get tired more quickly than usual when you have astigmatism. This is because they are working harder to focus on objects.

3. Headaches

People with astigmatism often experience headaches. The extra effort needed to see clearly causes tension in the eyes and head.

4. Eye Strain

When you have astigmatism, you may feel like you are constantly squinting or straining your eyes. Your eyes are working overtime to try and focus properly.

5. Double Vision

In some cases, people with astigmatism may see double images. It can be particularly bothersome when trying to read or drive.

Treatments for Astigmatism

Fortunately, there are several treatments available for astigmatism. They include:

Eyeglasses

If you have mild or moderate astigmatism, eyeglasses may be all you need to correct your vision. There are many different glasses available, so be sure to talk to your eye doctor about what would work best for you.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses may be a better option than eyeglasses if you have more severe astigmatism. Your eye doctor can help you find the right contacts for you.

Surgery

In some cases, you may need surgery to correct your astigmatism. Surgery is usually only necessary if other treatments have not worked. We can provide pre and post-surgical care to ensure optimal results from your surgery.

Eye Exercises

There are some eye exercises that you can do at home to help improve your vision. Our eye doctors can guide you on exercises you can perform to manage your astigmatism.

Schedule an Eye Test for Astigmatism Today

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of astigmatism, it's essential to see one of our eye doctors as soon as possible. At Summit Eyecare, we serve Merlin, Pancheri, Pocatello, St. Anthony, Rexburg, and Idaho Falls areas and can help you determine the best treatment for your astigmatism. Contact us at (208) 522-5594 today to schedule your next eye exam.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Idaho Falls - Pancheri

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Idaho Falls - Merlin

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Pocatello

Monday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

St. Anthony

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Rexburg

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Idaho Falls - Pancheri

Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Idaho Falls - Merlin

Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Pocatello

Monday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

St. Anthony

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Rexburg

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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