A doctor of optometry can diagnose astigmatism through a comprehensive eye examination. Testing for astigmatism measures how the eyes focus light and determine the power of any optical lenses needed to improve vision.
How do eye doctors test for astigmatism?
Astigmatism is diagnosed by an eye exam. A complete eye exam involves a series of tests to check your eye health and a refraction, which determines how your eyes bend light. Your eye doctor may use various instruments, aim bright lights directly at your eyes and ask you to look through several lenses.
How can you tell if you have astigmatism?
What are the symptoms of astigmatism?Blurry vision.Distorted vision (things look wavy or “off”)Discomfort with reading, on a computer or in print.Eye strain or headaches.6 Mar 2014
Can you physically see astigmatism?
An optometrist can easily detect astigmatism Though you might have a hard time identifying the exact cause of your blurred vision, an eye doctor should be able to clear things up for you.
Can you have 20 20 vision and still have astigmatism?
Is 20/20 vision possible with astigmatism? Yes, people with very mild astigmatism can still experience 20/20 uncorrected vision (vision without corrective lenses).