LASIK for Astigmatism
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a very common refractive error caused by an irregular shape of the cornea (the clear front of the eye) or by the curvature of the lens in the eye. Astigmatism eyes will not be the typical round shape, but rather football-shaped, which causes multiple focus points to occur on the front and/or back of the retina. This causes blurry or distorted vision for both near and far objects. Astigmatism can also be found in patients who are nearsighted or farsighted.
Not all astigmatism patients are good candidates for LASIK. The only way to know for sure is by having a full eye exam in Victoria with an ophthalmologist to have your eye anatomy analyzed. Conditions like corneal thickness, corneal topography and your medical history will be reviewed. At Victoria Eye Center, Dr. Boozalis will only approve patients for advanced LASIK in Victoria if he feels the conditions are perfect for a good outcome. No doctor can guarantee 20/20 vision after LASIK, but by only treating patients who are good candidates the odds are improved.
If you have astigmatism and must wear glasses or contacts to improve your vision, contact Victoria Eye Center to schedule a free LASIK Consultation in Victoria. There is no obligation to proceed with the procedure, and it will provide insight into your own eye health and help you fully understand your vision improvement options.
Call 361-578-0234 to speak to the practice directly or visit victoriaeyecenter.com to schedule an appointment online any time day or night.