What are the symptoms of astigmatism?
Most glasses wearers will have some form of astigmatism.
In more developed cases, or without treatment, symptoms could also include:
- Having to squint to see clearly
- Eye strain or tiredness when focusing on prolonged tasks - like when you’re reading a book or a computer screen
What causes astigmatism?
Astigmatism is usually something you’re born with, although it can develop and vary later on in life due to age-related changes. It’s not clear why it happens, but this eye condition is most likely linked to your genetics. You’re also more likely to have astigmatism if you’re short- or long-sighted.
Astigmatism could develop after:
- An eye injury
- Eye surgery
- An eye disease
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