As an experienced pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Fazilat provides children in southern California with a wide range of care and services. Just one of her areas of focus includes astigmatism treatment for children in Orange County.
A common vision condition, astigmatism is characterized by blurred vision that is caused by irregular cornea shape or the clear front cover of the eye. It can also be caused by the curve of the lens inside the eye. This results in light not focusing properly on the retina, which leads to the blurred vision.
Most individuals have astigmatism to some degree, but in many individuals, it is noticeable enough that it requires some treatment due to poor vision, headaches, and other discomfort.
Astigmatism can be hereditary and can either improve or worsen with time. For many children, it is accompanied by farsightedness or nearsightedness.