Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
1135 W. University, Suite 346
Rochester, Michigan 48307
(248) 650-2255 (877) 219-8303
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
Astigmatism is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea. The cornea is the transparent front surface of the eye and it is normally round. If you have astigmatism, your cornea is shaped more like a football, causing your vision to be distorted.
The blur from the astigmatism is frequently combined with nearsightedness, farsightedness or presbyopia, and can usually be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. If you choose to wear contacts and have a high degree of astigmatism, a hard gas permeable or soft toric lens may be needed to correct your vision.
The symptoms of astigmatism are blurry vision, headaches, and eyestrain. If you are experiencing any visual problems, you should see an eye care professional for a thorough eye examination.
At Dr. Weingarten's state-of-the-art LASIK and cataract surgery Detroit offices, patients are offered the highest quality treatments and impeccable care. This approach, in conjunction with Dr. Weingarten's outstanding reputation, attracts numerous Rochester / Detroit LASIK and cataracts patients every year. In addition to helping patients correct their refractive errors, Dr. Weingarten specializes in treating various eye diseases. Over the years, he has helped numerous macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma Detroit patients improve their eye health.