Astigmatic eye is often obvious by the astigmatism symptoms associated with the vision problem. A stigmatic eye makes it difficult to see the details of an object, regardless of the individuals distance from an object.
Those that have astigmatism may find that the details on objects are very blurry. For example, they may be able to see that an object is a sign, but they will likely be unable to read the words on a sign. In some cases, astigmatic eye may result in the object itself being blurry, making the individual unable to ascertain what they object is, unless they have corrective eyeglasses or contacts on.
The eye strain caused by astigmatism may result in frequent squinting. The squinting and eyestrain can result in very distinct vision headaches. Often times, the headache begins near the eyes or ears and spreads throughout the whole head. Pain relievers may not be beneficial for headaches caused by eye strain and the only cure for the headaches is to correct the astigmatism.
Although some of the symptoms of astigmatism can be treated, such as the headaches, the symptoms are likely to continue to be bothersome until the astigmatism itself is corrected. Astigmatism symptoms can be greatly alleviated when individuals utilize astigmatism contacts or prescription eyeglasses. In addition, astigmatism surgery is known to eliminate all of the symptoms which are associated with astigmatism, in most cases.