shutterstock_119500879Astigmatism is a common problem. Most people that have astigmatism suffer from blurry or distorted vision. If you have astigmatism, you probably already know that you have three choices when it comes to treating the problem: 1) eyeglasses, 2) contact lenses, or 3) vision correction surgery. If you choose not to not correct astigmatism, you might experience frequent headaches, vision problems, or eyestrain.


Can LASIK Fix My Astigmatism?
LASIK surgery can absolutely correct astigmatism, and Dr. Simon at LASIK Custom Vision has corrected astigmatism on many patients through LASIK. It’s absolutely possible to be an excellent candidate for vision correction surgery if you have astigmatism. In fact, an experienced LASIK surgeon can administer LASIK and correct several types of vision problems including: astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness.

How Does LASIK Correct Astigmatism?
During a LASIK procedure, a laser is used to reshape your cornea. When you have astigmatism, your cornea is curved in an asymmetrical manner. The asymmetry can cause you to have blurry vision. Astigmatism can occur with or without nearsightedness or farsightedness. Regardless, LASIK can be used to correct most types of astigmatism. In fact, laser vision correction surgery often does a better job of correcting astigmatism than contact lenses or glasses.

Is LASIK Surgery The Best Option?
The only way to know the best option for treating your astigmatism is by scheduling a consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist. Dr. George Simon at LASIK Custom Vision has treated thousands of patients with astigmatism. With his extensive experience, he will work with you to come up with the best possible solution to your astigmatism and resulting vision problems.

Is LASIK is a Permanent Solution?
Glasses or contact lenses have historically been an excellent mechanism for correcting vision problems associated with astigmatism. But, when glasses are taken off and/or contact lenses are removed, the blurry vision you experience as a result of your astigmatism immediately return. With LASIK surgery, your results are permanent. In other words, after surgery, you no longer have to worry about astigmatism-related vision problems.

State-of-the-Art Technology Makes a Huge Difference
When it comes to the success of LASIK surgery, the technology used to administer the procedure can make a big difference. Your best chance for the most successful outcome depends on several factors including, 1) using the most experienced and skilled eye surgeon, and 2) making sure the technology used for your surgery is the most advanced available. At LASIK Custom Vision, we offer both!

Schedule Your Appointment to Learn More About LASIK for Astigmatism
Schedule your consultation with Dr. George Simon at LASIK Custom Vision today at (877) 370-7727. For a personal evaluation of your astigmatism and expert advice on whether LASIK is right for you.