LASIK for Astigmatism
LASIK for AstigmatismAuthor: Dr. Mark Slosar
August 11, 2017 • 11192 views
LASIK Eye Surgery for Astigmatism
In this video, Dr. Mark Slosar of TLC Laser Eye Centers discusses the common vision problems that most of us have heard about: nearsightedness (also called, myopia), farsightedness (also called, hyperopia), and astigmatism. Dr. Slosar then reviews the prevalence of astigmatism, how it impacts the eye, and why some people with astigmatism may not realize that LASIK for astigmatism correction is an option. If you have been wondering about LASIK and astigmatism, now is a great time to learn more.
What Is Astigmatism and How Can LASIK Surgery for Astigmatism Help?
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, astigmatism is a vision problem that occurs due to imperfections in the shape of the cornea or lens of the eye. Astigmatism can cause difficulty with how light is focused when it enters the eye. Whether it affects the lens or the cornea, astigmatism can cause difficulty with both near and distance vision.
Many people who suffer from astigmatism may not realize that a common practice for astigmatism correction is LASIK. That's why you'll often see LASIK eye surgery mentioned as a potential vision correction option for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), AND astigmatism.
“Astigmatism really affects both distance vision clarity, and it can also affect reading vision or near vision clarity,” Dr. Slosar says in the interview. “For years, many patients thought they were not eligible for LASIK because of the type of astigmatism or degree of astigmatism that they have, when in fact today, with the type of laser technology we have, astigmatism is very correctable by LASIK.”
Learning more about laser eye surgery for astigmatism is easier than ever, and you can start by arranging your free LASIK evaluation at a local LASIK Provider near you. During your evaluation, you can discuss LASIK astigmatism correction with a qualified LASIK specialist, and ask any questions you may have about the procedure or what to expect afterwards.