Astigmatism: Specsavers Optometrist reveals the common symptoms to look out for

Astigmatism is usually something you're born with, although it can develop and vary later on in life due to age-related changes. 

It's not clear why it happens but this eye condition is most likely linked to your genetics and occurs when part of the image is always out of focus, causing blurred vision. The good news is that in most cases, astigmatism is easily corrected with either glasses, contact lenses (called toric lenses), or even surgery. Your optometrist will be able to detect astigmatism during a routine eye test, and they’ll recommend the best option for you.

Specsavers Optometrist David Aldridge talks about the symptoms of astigmatism - watch the video above to learn more. You can also book an eye appointment online here.

Article created in partnership with Specsavers.