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Eyeland Opticians Lewisham

Please contact our Lewisham branch using the details below.

Tel: 020 8852 0761
Email: [email protected]

Eyeland Vision Care Lewisham
Eyeland Vision Care Lewisham


Opening Times

Monday to Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 4:30pm (variable hours)
Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed



How To Find Us

195 High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6AA

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Astigmatism, All about your eyes





Astigmatism, along with short-sightedness and long-sightedness, is a common cause of blurry vision. It’s usually corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism means your eye is shaped more like a rugby ball than a football, so light is focused at more than 1 place in the eye.

This can cause:

  • blurred vision
  • headaches
  • eye strain (you may notice this after concentrating for a long time – on a computer, for example)

Astigmatism normally happens alongside short-sightedness or long-sightedness.

Astigmatism in 1 eye may cause lazy eye (where the vision does not develop properly). It’s important this is spotted early so it can be treated.

Regular eye tests for children

Take your child for regular eye tests. Astigmatism, as well as short-sightedness or long-sightedness, may affect their reading or concentration.


If astigmatism is affecting your eyesight, there are ways to correct it.

Table showing the pros and cons of treatments
Treatment Pros Cons
  • the cheapest option
  • may be available free or discounted on the NHS
  • could get lost or broken
Contact lenses
  • choice of soft or hard lenses
  • can be a good choice if you’re active
  • may be free or discounted on the NHS
  • may not be suitable for everyone
  • risk of eye infection through poor contact lens hygiene
Laser eye or lens surgery
  • may be permanent
  • may be better for people with more severe vision problems
  • risk of complications during or after surgery
  • not available on the NHS
  • can be expensive
  • some side effects


The impact of uncorrected astigmatism on night driving performance

Contact lenses: Fitting astigmatic patients Part 1 and Part 2

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Treatment of astigmatism aims at improving vision clarity and eye comfort. This can be achieved through corrective lenses or refractive surgery.