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Do You Need Glasses for Astigmatism?

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Mar 20, 2024

Do You Need Glasses for Astigmatism?

If you've been experiencing blurry vision, headaches, or difficulty seeing at night, you might have astigmatism. Don't worry—it's a very common eye condition! Astigmatism happens when the front surface of your eye (the cornea) has an irregular curve. This causes light to scatter and makes things look fuzzy. The good news? Glasses are a simple and effective way to manage astigmatism and get your vision back on track.

How Glasses Correct Astigmatism

Think of your eye like a perfectly round ball. In astigmatism, it's more like an oval. Glasses for astigmatism use special cylindrical lenses to compensate for this irregularity. These lenses help focus light properly onto your retina, resulting in clearer vision.

If you've ever gotten an eye exam and seen the terms "CYL" and "AXIS" on your prescription, those are specifically for your astigmatism correction!

CYL (Cylinder): This measures the power of the lens needed to fix your astigmatism.

AXIS: This tells the lens maker where to position the correction on your lens.

Astigmatism and Night Vision

One of the most frustrating aspects of astigmatism is how it affects vision at night. Lights might appear to have halos, starbursts, or streaks around them. Glasses make a huge difference! Correcting your astigmatism reduces those distortions, making night driving safer and your overall nighttime vision much clearer.

Do I Need Glasses for Astigmatism?

While everyone's eyes are different, you'll probably need glasses if your astigmatism is 1.0 diopter or higher. Even if it's less severe, glasses may significantly improve your vision and reduce eye strain.

The only way to know for sure is to get an eye exam! Your optometrist can diagnose astigmatism, determine the exact strength of your prescription, and recommend whether glasses are right for you. Sometimes, you don't even realize how blurry things have become until you try on those corrected lenses!

Choosing Glasses for Astigmatism

Once you have a prescription, it's time for the fun part – picking glasses! Here's what to keep in mind:

Lens Type:

Single-vision lenses are most common for astigmatism correction alone.

Progressive lenses are a great option if you also need help with near vision (presbyopia).

Anti-fatigue lenses might be a good choice if you experience eye strain from digital screens.

Lens Material:

Polycarbonate is standard for mild to moderate astigmatism.

High-index lenses are thinner and lighter, ideal for stronger prescriptions.

Lens Coating: Anti-reflective coating is a must-have, especially to improve night vision.

Frame Style: Choose frames that sit flat on your face (avoid super curved styles) and, of course, reflect your style! Here at Vicci, we want you to see clearly and feel confident with your eyeglasses. Explore different frames that would scream YOU!

Adjusting to New Glasses

The first time you put on your new glasses, things might feel strange. This is completely normal! Your eyes may need a few days to adjust. If you have any concerns or the side effects don't go away, don't hesitate to talk to your optometrist.

Wrapping Up…

If you have astigmatism, glasses can be a game-changer for your vision and overall quality of life. Don't let blurry vision or eye strain hold you back. Vicci eyewear provides the precise astigmatism correction you need for sharp and comfortable sight. Book that eye exam, get your prescription, and start seeing the world in crystal-clear focus! 

Is there a woman who doesn’t like to look good at all times?

Is there a woman who doesn’t like to look good at all times?

Age can’t and shouldn’t stop you from feeling confident every day.

The whole idea behind Vicci™ Eyewear is providing you with beautiful and quality eyewear that you’d be proud to wear at all times.

Vicci™ Eyewear offers a wide selection of eyewear so you can easily choose the perfect pair of glasses that complements your features and easily matches your makeup to complete your look.

A Mama's Boy's Love for His Mother

Vicci™ Eyewear was inspired by a son’s love for his mother and his passion for fashion.

David Abramovici, the Founder of Vicci™ Eyewear, came from a family of artisans dedicated to craftsmanship since the 1920s.

David recalls that when his mother was around 65 years old, she would always ask him to stop by the local pharmacy to pick up some generic readers.

He would spend at least 20 minutes every time he went there, just standing in front of a rack full of tacky, ugly readers. It was difficult for him to choose a "nice" design that he thought would look good on his mother.

His mother enjoyed attending events and spending money on her dresses and accessories. Unfortunately, the readers are often underwhelming, and she was embarrassed to ever be seen wearing them. Like most women, she'd usually hide it in her lovely purse and would always look around before using them to read the menu or bill.

David wondered why there weren’t more choices for high-quality and fashionable custom readers for older women like his mother. Something she’d actually love to wear and be proud to be seen wearing.

And that’s when it hit him!



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