Correcting Astigmatism with Laser Eye Surgery

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Monday, March 10th, 2014

About one in three people have astigmatism, causing them to see blurry, and having to squint. Left untreated, astigmatism can cause headaches and leave you feeling tired and unfocused. Up until laser eye surgery became more popular, glasses or contacts were the only way to treat it. But now, most astigmatism can be treated and fixed with the help of a laser!

Astigmatism is a condition that occurs because the shape of the cornea is not perfectly rounded. Light entering the eye bends irregularly because of the shape and causes your vision to be blurry and out of focus. There is also irregular astigmatism caused by injury or eye disease, which unfortunately cannot be treated effectively with laser therapy at this time, but can benefit more from specialized contacts or glasses.

Correcting regular astigmatism with a laser is possible. Your doctor uses the laser to actually escape the cornea. This can change your mild to moderate astigmatism because after the procedure, light can enter the eye normally, causing your vision to be clear. Some people who might benefit from Laser surgery include:

Having laser eye surgery can benefit you in so many ways – being able to get rid of your glasses or contacts can be a big relief, and being able to swim, run, and wake up in the morning seeing clearly can change how you feel for the better! If you’re thinking about Laser Eye Surgery to help correct your vision, give us a call to discuss all your options and learn if it is right for you!


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