Astigmatism

We have the best customized astigmatism diagnosis and treatment.

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We have a team of specialists ready to take care of your eyes right away. At Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D.and Associates we provide you with a customized diagnosis and treatment.

Visual Acuity Test

This test checks how well you are able to see the details of a letter from a specific distance, which helps us give you an accurate diagnosis and the treatment you need.

Keratometry Test

Our specialists measure the front surface curvature of your cornea, this way we can give you a complete diagnostic and treatment.

Refraction Test

Our specialists will evaluate if light is not bending properly through the lens of your eye; if so, we will provide you with the prescription you need to fix it.

Meet Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D.

Dr. Rutkowski is the founder and lead optometrist at Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates, He is well known for putting his patients’ needs first and for providing top quality eye care services that include eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, dry & red eye treatment. He serves at two locations in Frankfort & Bourbonnais, IL.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a refractive error that happens when your cornea is longer and more oval than it should be. This interferes with light focusing on your retina. The cells at the back of your eye transform light into signals that go to your brain to become visual images.

What are the signs of astigmatism?

Blurry vision is the most significant indicator of astigmatism. Some other symptoms include:

  • Poor night vision
  • Eyestrain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Irritated eyes
What is the treatment for astigmatism?

In many situations, eyeglasses and contact lenses are both effective ways to correct astigmatism. In some situations, LASIK surgery could be an effective astigmatism solution. The Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates team recommends IntraLase™ surgery for LASIK because it’s a state-of-the-art evolution of traditional LASIK that uses a laser instead of a blade.

How is astigmatism diagnosed?

There are several tests for astigmatism, including:

  • Visual acuity test using eye charts
  • Keratometry test to check corneal curvature
  • Refraction to see how well your eyes focus light

In most cases, astigmatism diagnosis happens during a regularly scheduled comprehensive eye exam.