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Dr. Brian S. Feldman & Dr. Angela De Berardis
Located in West Toronto on Dundas Street 1 1/2 blocks west of Keele.

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Astigmatism Diagnosis & Treatment

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that’s easily corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses and on some occasions, surgery.

Astigmatism is caused when your eye is not completely round. Because our bodies are not perfect, astigmatism occurs in nearly everybody to some degree but for some, not to the degree that it causes blurring. Your eye is naturally shaped like a sphere. Under normal circumstances, when light enters the eye, it bends evenly, creating a clear picture on the back of your eye. In a person with astigmatism, their eye is shaped more like a football and light entering the eye is bent more in one direction than the other. This causes only part of the picture to be in focus at any given time. Objects at any distance can appear blurry and wavy. For vision problems due to astigmatism, glasses or contact lenses, and sometimes even vision correction surgery are all possible treatments.

People with undetected astigmatism often have blurred vision which can be associated with fatigue and eyestrain. While these symptoms may not necessarily be the result of astigmatism, you should schedule an eye exam if you are experiencing one or more symptoms.

Our eye doctor can diagnose astigmatism with a thorough eye exam. Astigmatism may occur in combination with other vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Because astigmatism gets worse over times, visit our eye doctor whenever you notice changes in your vision.

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At the recommendation of the Ministry of Health, we have decided to close the office until May 31, 2020.

In the event of an eye emergency, or if you require urgent care and cannot wait until we return, please call or text a message to your optometrist.

During the office shutdown, we will be taking contact lenses orders from patients. The contacts will be shipped directly to you with NO shipping charges. Please contact us at the numbers below.

*For Dr. Feldman, call (416) 576-3666

*For Dr. De Berardis call (416) 670-0536

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