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Astigmatism is a very common condition of poor eyesight that is characterized by the cornea of the eye becoming oval or football-shaped, rather than round, which is normal and required for good eyesight. The word astigmatism itself come from the Greek a, meaning "without," and stigma, meaning "point". In cases of astigmatism, light rays do not form a single point of focus as they enter the eye, causing the eye to focus on two points instead of one.
Because rays of light become distorted as they enter the eyes of people with astigmatism, the most common symptoms of this condition are blurred vision, as well as eye pain, fatigue, and headaches. In addition, straight lines may appear wavy or crooked, and lines going in one direction may seem clearer than lines going in another direction (such as horizontal lines compared to lines that are vertical).
The primary cause of astigmatism is a distortion of the cornea, causing it to become oval in shape, losing its natural roundness. Poor posture and a tendency to tilt the head for long periods of time (a tendency for many violinists) can also be significant contributing factors.
The main conventional treatments available for astigmatism are corrective prescription lenses or surgery. Both are not without shortcomings, however, and can potentially result in serious complications.
Corrective lenses in the form of glasses or contact lenses are the most commonly prescribed conventional treatment for astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. While they can certainly improve symptoms caused by all three of these vision disorders, they can also worsen them as well, and usually do over time, by leading to long-term dependency on lens wearing due to decreased sensitivity of the eye muscles that result from wearing corrective lenses. Other side effects of corrective lenses include increased sensitivity to artificial light, and loss of depth of perception.
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