Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?
LASIK Surgery and Astigmatism
If you have been diagnosed with astigmatism, you may have questions about what this means, and how it could affect your eyesight in the future. Here at Laser Eye Surgery in Dallas, we can offer you all the advice you need to understand what this common condition means, and help you to find the perfect solution to correct your vision. Our innovative Laser eye surgery in Dallas is still completely effective for patients with astigmatism and can transform the way you see forever. SMILE Eye Surgery (similar to LASIK) can also fix Astigmatism.
What Is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a common and usually minor condition that can cause your vision to blur as a direct result of the unusual shape of your cornea. In patients with astigmatism, the cornea (the transparent surface of the eye) is football-shaped instead of the more normal spherical shape we usually see when performing LASIK surgery here at LaserCare Eye Center.
It is not usually a dangerous condition, and your vision can be corrected in many ways.
What Does That Mean For My Vision?
Simply put, regular, round shape eyes are able to control the amount of light that enters the eye, make it easier to see clearly. With an irregularly shaped eye, the light that enters is unevenly distributed, which will result in blurred vision eventually.
What Causes Astigmatism?
There is no clear reason as to why some people have differently shaped corneas, but we do know that it is usually a condition that people are born with, and one that may be genetically inherited. It can cause near or farsightedness, or for many people, it is not pronounced enough to require any type of correction.
Despite popular myths though, astigmatism is never caused or made worse by reading in poor light, sitting too close to the television or squinting.
What Are The Symptoms Of Astigmatism?
Signs and symptoms of astigmatism may include:
- Blurred or distorted vision
- Eyestrain or discomfort
- Difficulty with night vision
In some cases, astigmatism can also affect depth perception and leave you with a feeling of imbalance and dizziness. If your symptoms start to interfere with your ability to perform everyday tasks, you should consult your doctor.
Can Astigmatism Be Cured With LASIK Surgery?
If you have been diagnosed with astigmatism, your symptoms could worsen over time until your vision becomes too poor to allow you to function normally.
The easiest way to simplify the complications of astigmatism is LASIK eye surgery. Here at LaserEye Care Center in Dallas, we have many years of experience of offering an entirely new lease of life to patients with astigmatism.
LASIK Surgery For Astigmatism At LaserCare Eye Center
Laser eye surgery is an effective and permanent solution to the symptoms of astigmatism. It can help you to see clearly once again, meaning you no longer have to rely on wearing glasses or contact lenses. Wavefront LASIK, otherwise known as custom LASIK, is the most effective way to correct astigmatism and can completely change the way you see forever.
LASIK eye surgery in Dallas involves your surgeon using a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye. It is the most performed refractive laser surgery in the US, and over 28 million procedures have been performed the world over. If you are considering LASIK surgery for astigmatism, you may want to know more about how to procedures works and how it can effectively improve your vision.
Here at LaserCare Eye Center, our LASIK eye surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to cut a thin flap in the corneal tissue. The Ophthalmologist then lifts the flap to expose the corneal tissue. Our skilled surgeon uses an excimer laser to ablate corneal tissue and reshape the eye, before lowering the flat and finishing up the procedure.
Here at LaserCare Eye Center in Dallas, we just that are patients looking for laser surgery to treat astigmatism are able to meet the following criteria:
- Candidates must be a least 18 years old
- Candidates must be in good general health and should be free from certain medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune or collagen vascular disease, or take any medication or have any condition that compromises the immune response.
- Candidates should be free of eye diseases including keratoconus, glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease, and certain retinal and optic nerve diseases.
- Candidates must make us aware of any pre-existing conditions including lazy eyes or muscle imbalances that could affect healing.
- Candidates should not suffer from dry eyes
- Candidates should not be pregnant at the time of the procedure
If you find your blurry vision extremely bothersome, one of the easiest ways to simplify complications of astigmatism is with LASIK eye surgery.
Speak To LaserCare Eye Center Today.
If you find your blurry vision extremely bothersome, LASIK offers a fast and effective solution. Call us on 214.328.0444 today to find out how our skilled surgeons can completely transform your eyesight using our state of the art LASIK eye surgery in Dallas.