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What is astigmatism and is it dangerous?


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Dr Patrick Versace recently published a guest article for Optometry Australia’s Good Vision For Life blog. In the article, he explains what causes astigmatism and whether it’s dangerous.

Below is an excerpt from the article.

You’ve heard of people being short-sighted or long-sighted, but what about when someone has blurry vision at all distances? This type of refractive error is known as astigmatism.

Astigmatism isn’t dangerous – it simply means that the front surface of a person’s eye (the cornea) has a curvature shaped more like a rugby ball than a soccer ball.

Read the full article.

Astigmatism is very common, but many people who have it don’t realise that there are a number of different ways that their vision can be corrected. Book a consultation with Dr Versace today for a comprehensive assessment and detailed discussion of your treatment options.

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