Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Astigmatism?

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Astigmatism?

If you have an astigmatism in your eye, you may have considered laser eye surgery to help you improve your lifestyle. The Laser Center of Coral Gables is the leading laser eye surgery clinic in Miami and we recommend LASIK for the correction of astigmatism. Corrective eye surgery isn’t just for astigmatism, it can correct other eye conditions as well.

Do you have astigmatism?

What are the astigmatism symptoms? If you haven’t yet visited a doctor to confirm whether or not you have it, you can look out for the following symptoms:

  • Eye strain
  • Squinting
  • Blurry or fuzzy vision both far away and close up
  • Headaches

Be aware that these could be signs of other conditions, so it is important to check with your eye doctor.

Are you a good candidate for astigmatism correction surgery?

Unfortunately, laser eye surgery isn’t for just anyone. You need to meet a number of criteria before you will be considered. First of all, it is important to note how bad your astigmatism condition may be. High levels cannot be treated safely with lasers. Your age is also a factor, since your eyes will deteriorate with age. If you are too young, your eyes are still growing, so your prescription will continue to change as you get older. If your prescription has not changed for a couple of years, this works in your favor. You also must not be pregnant and must not be planning on becoming pregnant within the next six months to be considered a candidate for the surgery.

LASIK can correct your astigmatism but there are minor risks involved. Since the eye is not a simple organ, you may come away from the surgery with less than 20/20 vision. It is important to research what the risks are and decide if the surgery is still right for you. Correcting your vision means, for most people, you no longer have to wear glasses or contact lenses.

If you are interested in speaking to an eye doctor about laser eye surgery, contact us. We offer a free eye exam and can determine whether or not LASIK for astigmatism is the best option for you.

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