Those suffering from headaches, blurred vision, eye strain or eye fatigue may find that they are experiencing astigmatism, a condition involving an irregularly shaped cornea that develops when light fails to focus appropriately on the retina. A common symptom among astigmatism sufferers is an inability to view objects clearly at a variety of distances and instead seeing them as distorted or particularly blurry.
Many people have astigmatism to varying degrees, and the condition is often a result of genetics, the way the eye grows or how much pressure the eyelids place on the cornea. Several treatment methods exist to help minimize the symptoms of astigmatism. If your eye doctor uncovers the condition during an eye exam, he or she may recommend treatment in the form of eye therapy or the use of traditional glasses or contact lenses.