Astigmatism is a considered to be one of the most misunderstood vision problems in children. It is also the most common refractive error seen for preschoolers that can occur with myopia. Astigmatism occurs due to an abnormal curvature of the eyeball. This means that when the light enters into the eyes it’s not correctly distributed to the retina, resulting in blurry vision. A recent study shows that children in America aged 5-17 have a 28% chance of being afflicted with astigmatism.
Our kids’ ophthalmologist in Livingston will discuss important information you should know about your child’s astigmatism, such as its causes, signs and symptoms, types, and treatment.
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