How LASIK Eye Surgery Can Treat Your Astigmatism

How LASIK Eye Surgery Can Treat Your Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a very common eye condition where the cornea has an asymmetrical shape that causes light to enter the eye at different angles to those entering a correctly shaped cornea.  This results in vision problems. Fortunately, LASIK and other laser eye surgeries can correct this vision problem.

Additional Laser Eye Surgery?

If you are near or farsighted as well as having astigmatism, and want vision correction surgery, it can be done in one simple, surgical procedure. The ultra-precise lasers used for LASIK and PRK surgery can be programmed to fully correct both vision problems.  Higher amounts of astigmatism, above 3.0 diopters, can also be corrected in a single procedure, although there is a small chance that you may need greater follower up to ensure precision.

How Does LASIK Treat Astigmatism?

LASIK addresses the problem of astigmatism by reshaping the cornea to make it either flatter or more steeply curved, depending on each individual case. By cutting the cornea to a more symmetrical shape, light will enter the eye correctly, focusing the rays in a single point in the correct area of the eye. This will remove the vision problems of astigmatism, which include blurry vision, distortion, poor night vision, eye irritation and headaches.

Costs Of Correcting Astigmatism With LASIK

The cost of correcting astigmatism is decided by each individual laser surgery center, so this may affect the cost of your procedure.  It’s important to discuss this with your surgeon during your eye exam.

Speak To Our Surgeons Today With A Free, Comprehensive Eye Exam

At The Laser Center of Coral Gables in Miami, all of our clients qualify for a free eye exam and consultation about LASIK vision correction at our laser eye clinic.  We will give you a full assessment, answer any questions you have about LASIK, our state-of-the-art vision correction equipment and the cost of LASIK eye surgery.  If you have any questions or want to find out more about our clinic or LASIK, please contact us today.

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