Astigmatism Treatment in Swampscott

Astigmatism Treatment in Swampscott

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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 Advanced Vision Center in Swampscott today!

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Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

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, Advanced Vision Center in Swampscott has the perfect solution for your needs.


Your Astigmatism Treatment Specialist in Swampscott

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Davis Vision
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • BCBS Federal Employee Program
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Plans Inc
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • Unicare
  • Tricare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 16, 2024
I had a great experience getting a contact exam there recently and getting glasses on another occasi... on. All staff is very nice and the ophthalmologist was very knowledgeable and super nice. I highly recommend. Convenient location inside Vinnin Square Plaza.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Advanced Vision is fantastic! From the staff to the doctor - they make you feel comfortable and at ... ease. They are always happy to help. I’ve been going to Advanced Vision for a while now and each visit has been exceptional. I highly recommend Advanced Vision!
- Aug. 26, 2023
I was very impressed with the professionalism and care I experienced at Advanced Vision Center by J... ordan and Dr. Hernandez, as well as the other staff members who helped me at my appointment. I had requested a visit online, and thankfully, I was able to be seen within a few weeks. All my communication with Jordan was so easy, kind, and professional. I was incredibly nervous about this appointment, and I felt put at ease immediately upon entering the office. Dr. Hernandez and her staff were non-judgmental and explained all the tests and procedures, as well as next steps, kindly and confidently. They followed up with me the next day to ensure I was doing ok and helped me arrange a future appointment for further care. I am so glad I chose this practice for my care, and I will absolutely recommend them to anyone that is looking for a wonderful place to receive care for any optical needs!
- Aug. 09, 2023
Good optometrists. Well managed. Good frame selection.
- Jun. 22, 2023
Always had a positive experience. My family and I have been going to this place for 10-plus years. ... The doctor takes her time to explain the test results. Jordan, at the front desk, is so courteous and responsive with making/changing appoimments. They also have great frame selections.
- May. 18, 2023
We are so happy we found Advanced Vision Center! Anastasiya was great and took the time to help us t... ry so many pairs of frames on. She also spent the time looking to see if they came in other colors for us. We will definitely be back next year.
- Feb. 15, 2023
Both professional and fun environment 🙂 Sheri is the best!
- Jan. 26, 2023
Have had lukewarm or bad experiences at other,larger vision providers on the north shore.This was su... ch a great experience from the professional,knowledgeable nature of the entire staff to the warm,friendly feeling that you get as soon as you walk in the door.Advanced Vision will be my only choice for an optometrist. I would give 6 stars if that was an option.
- Dec. 29, 2022
The staff is very professional and caring. Love the Doctor she’s the best! I highly recommend th... is location.
- Dec. 22, 2022
All of the staff were incredible. I highly recommend them. The staff were able to modify their appro... ach for a patient with communication challenges beautifully.
- Dec. 20, 2022
Fast, easy, and very accepting of my service animal and my need for my noise cancelling headphones. ... Very accommodating, very polite.
- Dec. 17, 2022
Always pleasant staff and Dr Katz is the best!
- Dec. 15, 2022
Great eye doctor. They were able to squeeze me in within a days notice, Jordan was so quick to respo... nd. Dr. Mathias had a great personality for working with people and was very caring. I felt like she took the time to really be present during my appointment. I did not feel rushed like I do at most places. Getting new lenses for my frames was also very easy and quick! I don’t remember everyone’s names but all the staff were so helpful! The optomap option was so easy and quick. I would recommend this place to anyone.
- Dec. 09, 2022
The place is amazing. I actually had a great time. Thanks to Mary, Jordan, and sherri!
- Nov. 29, 2022
11/29/2022 Dr. Mathias is the best! With her blink twice before each reading request, her patience,... encouraging "excellent ", and explanation. I advise all ages to make their appointments here as I have done for years.
- Nov. 22, 2022
Everyone at AVC is wonderful. All very professional patient and kind.
- Nov. 19, 2022
My daughter and I both had an amazing experience at Advanced Vision Center today. The staff were all... so warm,friendly and attentive especially the woman at the check in desk. I don’t remember her name but her title is patient coordinator. She was amazing with my daughter! She helped my daughter pick out glasses and made it very easy for me 🙂 I would most definitely recommend this place to anyone.
- Nov. 10, 2022
Excellent Anastasia showed great customer service The doctor was great Very happy with the service!... !!!
- Nov. 03, 2022
Very welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Great experience!
- Nov. 02, 2022
Super nice, thorough. Will be coming back for my vision needs.

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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).


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