Astigmatism Treatment in Tucson

Astigmatism Treatment in Tucson

Say Goodbye to Blurred & Distorted Vision

(520) 297-2501

Have you been told you have astigmatism?

Are constant headaches and eyestrain impacting your life?

Astigmatism is a common eye condition characterized by an irregular curvature of the cornea that causes blurry, fuzzy, or distorted vision.

While astigmatism can certainly be a nuisance, there is no reason to suffer from it. It can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or laser eye surgery.

For astigmatism treatment, contact Alvernon Optical - Casas Adobes in Tucson today!

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How We Can Help

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  • Come in for an eye exam and we’ll determine what type of lens correction will offer you the clearest vision possible.
  • We’ll discuss all your treatment options so you can feel confident that you’ve chosen the best option for your visual needs and lifestyle.
  • During your follow-up visit, we’ll make sure that you’re comfortable with your new eyewear and we'll check that your new lenses are providing you with crisp, clear vision.

4 Ways to Treat Astigmatism

  • Prescription eyeglasses

    Mild to moderate levels of astigmatism can often be corrected with eyeglasses that contain a unique optical power (cylinder) to combat blurry vision caused by astigmatism.

  • Toric contact lenses

    Toric contact lenses are customized to your corneal shape and contain varying corrective powers throughout the lens. These soft contact lenses provide clear, sharp vision for people with mild to moderate astigmatism.

  • Scleral contact lenses

    Scleral contact lenses are ideal for moderate to severe astigmatism. These specialized rigid lenses are designed to arch over your irregular shaped cornea and rest on your sclera (the white part of your eye), to deliver clear vision.

  • Laser eye surgery

    If you’re looking to free yourself from eyeglasses and contact lenses, laser eye surgery offers permanent astigmatism correction. Candidacy for laser eye surgery depends on your age, and the type and severity of your astigmatism.

No matter your level of astigmatism, Alvernon Optical - Casas Adobes in Tucson has the perfect solution for your needs.


Astigmatism Diagnosis Treatment FAQs

What does astigmatism do to your eyes?

Astigmatism occurs when either the cornea or the lens inside the eye has mismatched curves, causing the eye surface to be egg-shaped rather than round.

While astigmatism causes blurry vision at all distances, it can also cause:

  • Wavy or distorted vision
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Squinting
  • Poor night vision
How do you fix astigmatism?

If you have astigmatism, corrective lenses (contacts or glasses) specifically designed for astigmatic eyes are an effective way to correct your blurry vision. They contain your optical prescription along with a specific cylinder lens power to target astigmatism and provide you with crystal clear vision. Laser surgery is another effective option to correct astigmatism.

Why has my astigmatism worsened?

About 20% of babies are born with astigmatism. In most cases, it disappears by around age 5. In others, astigmatism can become permanent and even worsen over time, generally stabilizing once the eyes reach their adult size (at around age 20).

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 12, 2024
This office has a fantastic selection of frames and wonderfully helpful and experienced opticians. ... I’m especially grateful to Dina who helped me find exactly the right frame and all the right lens choices for my needs. I was hesitant to try the Acuity progressive lenses but now I’m very happy I listened to Dina’s knowledgeable recommendations. I’m very impressed with the comfort and clarity of vision of these lenses!
- Mar. 23, 2024
Dr. Carol Schulte Is the best eye doctor I’ve ever been to and I’ve been wearing glasses since I... was 3. She’s very patient, knowledgeable and thorough. She explains what she’s doing and why every step of the way. She starts the exam asking if I have questions and is happy to answer any questions i have. I’ve recommended her to anyone who will listen.
- Feb. 19, 2024
This last Saturday was my 1st time coming to Alvernon Optical. I came here because I followed Dr. C... arol Schulte who I used to see at a different organization. Dr. Schulte Is a wonderful physician who is consistently very thorough and personable. She took time to go over the involved anatomy with my problem, and make great recommendations. Dina, the Optician, was the highlight of my visit there. She also is very personable, has a wonderful warm personality, and was very professional and thorough. Dina helped guide me to make the right choices for my lenses and frames. She was an absolute joy. I highly recommend Alvernon Optical on North Oracle for your vision and eye wear needs. Please go see Dr. Schulte and Dina. Your eyes will love you.
- Feb. 12, 2024
Super friendly and helpful
- Feb. 04, 2024
Great staff. Good selection
- Dec. 01, 2023
Have been going to Carol Schulte for many many years. Was at Niagara Falls at a hotel, she was there... and she knew everything about my eyes and my husband's with out looking at a chart !!!! She is so kind!
- Sep. 15, 2023
Super service, friendly people and state of the art eye care!
- Sep. 04, 2023
will never go to another place as long as im in Tucson. Great staff great experience
- Jul. 15, 2023
Dr Carol was warm hearted, thorough and a great educator. I have some complex issues which she addre... ssed in an empathetic manner. Definitely plan on seeing her again next year.
- Jun. 05, 2023
Great experience getting my eyes checked for new glasses, personal and work safety glasses.
- Mar. 30, 2023
Carol Schulte is amazing! She explained everything very thoroughly and took the time out to show me ... diagrams and models of the eye to explain my eye health. She also asked if I had any questions and waited patiently while I thought of some and I felt very heard. Never have I had that at an exam, usually I'm rushed out right away. The staff were very nice and gentle as well. Best practice I've been to in years!
- Mar. 27, 2023
Just had another great annual eye exam with Dr. Carol Schulte. I appreciate that she asks questions ... about how my eyes have been over the past year and doesn’t assume that the computer predicted prescription is correct. She is compassionate about the frustrations of aging eyes and how they can change annually and offers cost-effective solutions.
- Feb. 27, 2023
Level of service and frames inventory was great
- Feb. 23, 2023
Super great atmosphere and staff!
- Jan. 17, 2023
I arrived...walked in the door...sat in a chair. It was magical! The staff is awesome! Fun, unbeat -... great vibe. Dr. Schulte is wonderful. She is very thorough and thoughtful when it comes to the examine and the results. Very professional yet personable.
- Jan. 05, 2023
Very friendly and welcoming. I’ll definitely be coming back here.
- Dec. 17, 2022
Wendy, Dina, Aaron. Everyone all staff was just so friendly and kind. 10/10
- Dec. 05, 2022
received my glasses in a timely manner. My visit was quick and easy....
- Dec. 05, 2022
A good optical shop for glasses. Staff, no panic, time limit on time spent. Answered all of my ques... tions. Glasses arrived in about 10 days. Aaron Jobe especially helpful.
- Nov. 12, 2022
All the staff were very kind! Thank you 😊

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Avesis
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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(520) 297-2501