After 4 1/2 long months, Dr. Rojas is seeing patients again! Come visit us at the Palatine Walmart Vision Center, 1555 N. Rand Rd. To make an appointment please call our office at (847) 202-9461. We look forward to seeing all of our patients again.
On March 17, 2020 the CDC issued new guidelines to postpone all routine eyecare visits. The office will be available for urgent/emergency visits only until April 3, 2020. This date may change given the circumstances. If you have any questions, please call our office at (847) 202-9461.
Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye. An irregularly shaped cornea or lens prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, the light-sensitive surface at the back of the eye. As a result, vision becomes blurred at any distance. This can lead to eye discomfort and headaches.Astigmatism frequently occurs with other vision conditions like myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). Together these vision conditions are referred to as refractive errors because they affect how the eyes bend or “refract” light.There are many causes to astigmatism. It can be hereditary and is usually present from birth. It can decrease or increase over time.A comprehensive optometric examination will include testing for astigmatism. If necessary, your optometrist can provide eyeglasses or contact lenses that correct the astigmatism by altering the way light enters the eyes.Another option for treating astigmatism is a corneal procedure called orthokeratology (ortho-k). In this painless, noninvasive procedure, the patient wears a series of specially designed rigid contact lenses to gradually reshape the curvature of the cornea.Laser surgery can also treat some types of astigmatism. The laser changes the shape of the cornea by removing a small amount of eye tissue.
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