Hillsboro

(503) 649-7566

Portland

(503) 473-8039

Sherwood

(503) 625-5599

Sherwood (503) 625-5599

Hillsboro (503) 649-7566

Portland (503) 473-8039

ABC VISION

Astigmatism can cause blurry vision and make tasks like driving and reading challenging. At ABC Vision Source, which serves Sherwood, Hillsboro, and Portland, OR, we offer eye exams to diagnose astigmatism and provide treatment that can help you see clearly. Prior to visiting us, learn more about the symptoms of astigmatism and how it is treated below: 

astigmatism view

Understanding Astigmatism

Astigmatism occurs when the lens or cornea of eye isn't shaped like a globe but more like a football. As a result, when light enters your pupil, it scatters throughout the eye rather than landing on the retina and causes items that are far and sometimes near to appear blurry.

Signs of Astigmatism

You may notice your vision is distorted or blurry when you look at objects far away. Astigmatism can also affect your ability to see up close as well. Along with that, you might also struggle to see at night and experience glare from the light. Since astigmatism causes difficulty with your vision, it can lead to eye strain, headaches, and frequent squinting.

Diagnosing Astigmatism

When you visit our optometrist, you will have a vision screening. During your appointment, you'll look into a specialized device that will display letters of varying sizes in various lines. You'll need to read a specific line and identify which one you can see the best. The results will help determine which prescription lenses or glasses your need to improve your vision.

The next portion of the exam will test for astigmatism. You will be given to images to look at and you will need to identify which one looks clearer. After, our optometrists will provide another two images and you’ll need to decide which one appears clearer. Based on the results of your test, we can determine if you have astigmatism and its severity.

Treatment

Once you receive a diagnosis for astigmatism, our optometrists can provide a prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses. You may need specialized contact lenses or toric lenses if you have a severe case of astigmatism, which have a specific shape and are weighted at the bottom to stay in place. While the refractive error is typically treated with contacts or glasses, we can also discuss LASIK surgery with you and offer a referral.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you have symptoms of astigmatism, our team at ABC Vision Source in Sherwood, Hillsboro, and Portland, OR, is happy to help. After we evaluate your eyes, we can provide the necessary treatment that will help you achieve sharper vision. To schedule your appointment, contact our Sherwood office at (503) 625-5599, our Hillsboro office at (503) 649-7566, or our Portland location at (503) 473-8039 today!

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Portland

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Hillsboro

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Sherwood

Monday

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Portland

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Hillsboro

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sherwood

Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed