When vision issues cause you to change your lifestyle, it’s time to consider how LASIK can help. Millions of people have already had a LASIK procedure done successfully on either one or both of their eyes. You too can have your vision issues, such as your astigmatism, corrected and leave your glasses and contacts behind. All you have to do is schedule a free consultation with our LASIK counselors to get started. We’ll help you decide if LASIK for astigmatism is the right solution for your eyes, and if not, may be able to recommend a treatment to correct your vision.
What Is Astigmatism?
Whether you’ve never heard of astigmatism or are only vaguely familiar with it, astigmatism is an abnormality in the curvature of your eye’s cornea (the clear frontal part of your eye). When you have an abnormally shaped cornea it interferes with light hitting your retina properly. With a normally shaped cornea, the light would pass through, hitting your retina in a single focal point. With astigmatism, the light is hitting two separate parts of your retina, causing vision issues.
Common symptoms related to astigmatism include:
- Blurry vision
- Straining to focus on objects
- Eye muscle pain
- Dry eyes
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, visit your regular eye doctor to determine if you have astigmatism. Once confirmed, schedule an appointment with us to evaluate your eyes and determine whether LASIK for astigmatism is your best option.
Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?
At Toledo LASIK & Cataract, our staff commonly fields questions such as “how does LASIK fix astigmatism?” Our doctors can correct common astigmatism using high-quality laser technology. The procedure can be fairly quick, only taking about 15 minutes or less to treat both of your eyes. Recovery is prompt as well. Once the procedure is done, you could be back to enjoying your favorite activities without the burden of constantly wearing and maintaining glasses or contact lenses as soon as the next day.
Although LASIK has helped countless people achieve better vision, it’s not the right treatment for everyone. In some cases, a patient’s astigmatism may be too large for LASIK to correct. Don’t let that discourage you from scheduling a free consultation with our doctors. An evaluation is your best bet for determining if you’re a candidate for LASIK. Even if you’re not a candidate, we’ll work with you to find a treatment that will help you achieve your best vision.
What Does a LASIK Evaluation Entail?
Before any vision correction treatment, we thoroughly evaluate our patient’s eyes to ensure their best results. When you decide to schedule your evaluation, you can expect our doctors to take you through a series of diagnostic tests. The results of these tests will determine how stable your vision is, your level of astigmatism, and ultimately your candidacy for LASIK.
Am I a Candidate for LASIK for Astigmatism?
Each patient’s eyes differ, and it’s our job at Toledo LASIK to ensure that your eyes receive the correct treatment. There are two ways to determine if LASIK is right for you. Schedule a free consultation with our staff or take our LASIK Self-Test at your convenience.
Not a Candidate for LASIK?
Unfortunately, not everyone’s eyes are correct for LASIK. If you’re not a candidate for LASIK, that’s ok because we offer multiple other laser correction alternatives. We’ll work with you to find the right treatment for your eyes. Check out our LASIK alternatives here.
How Much Does LASIK For Astigmatism Cost?
Don’t let the cost of LASIK prevent you from receiving a procedure that could change your life. At Toledo LASIK, we offer custom LASIK pricing to our patients. Explore your financing options so that you can get back to enjoying your favorite activities unencumbered by glasses or contacts. Simply fill out the form here to get started.
Get Started With Toledo LASIK
When choosing where to have your LASIK for astigmatism procedure done, choose someone with years of experience and a reputation for excellence. Our LASIK surgeons have performed more than 80,000 successful LASIK procedures. Our Chief of Surgery, Dr. William Wiley, has been recognized as a top doctor in the ophthalmology field every year, for the last 13 years running. Expect incredible treatment and care at Toledo LASIK & Cataract.