For a person with only a slight degree of astigmatism, corrective lenses may not be needed at all, as long as other conditions, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, are not present. If the astigmatism is moderate to high, however, corrective glasses or contact lenses are probably needed.
Eyeglasses or contact lenses - correction can usually be easily incorporated into eye glasses. Alternatively, special soft contact lenses called toric lenses can be prescribed. Soft toric lenses have greater light-bending power in one direction than the other. Another option, particularly for higher amounts of astigmatism, is a gas-permeable rigid contact lens.
Refractive surgery - another method for correcting astigmatism is changing the shape of the cornea through refractive or laser (Lasik or PRK) eye surgery.