Astigmatism Correction in Nashville, TN
Astigmatism is an abnormality in the curvature of the eye lens that can cause mild to severe vison problems. Astigmatism correction is achieved using various techniques. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers astigmatism correction for the residents of Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What is Astigmatism Correction?
Astigmatism is an abnormality of the eye lens that distorts the images that enter your eye. The distortion may be mild to severe. Mild forms of astigmatism do not require correction, but moderate to severe cases can significantly affect the quality of your vision. Astigmatism correction is achieved via prescription lenses or surgery.
Benefits of Astigmatism Correction
If you have astigmatism, you understand the challenges in correcting the associated vision problems. The goal of astigmatism correction is to improve the alignment of the images that enter the eye, and this take an extensive amount of expertise and experience. Yet, even with the most qualified optometrist or ophthalmologist, your vision is never completely sharp. Astigmatism correction is intended to minimize the effects of the condition rather than completely eliminate them.
How is Astigmatism Diagnosed?
Astigmatism is generally noted during your annual eye examination. The condition is categorized as:
- Light being reflected in front of the retina (hyperopic astigmatism)
- Light being reflected behind the retina (myopic astigmatism)
- Light being reflected in front of and behind the retina (mixed astigmatism)
Your eye doctor will note these characteristics using specialized tools during your examination.
Who is at Risk for Developing Astigmatism?
Correcting your astigmatism can be achieved via:
- Eyeglass lenses designed to correct the condition
- Contact lenses designed for patients with astigmatism
- LASIK surgery
Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, so it is important that you discuss your options for astigmatism correction with Dr. Horn.
How Much Does Astigmatism Correction Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your astigmatism correction may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. Eyeglasses and contact lenses for astigmatism correction are covered, but LASIK may not be included in your policy. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
If you have astigmatism, we can help you find the right option for astigmatism correction. At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers astigmatism correction for the residents of Nashville, Bellevue, Hendersonville and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!