Toledo LASIK’s Astigmatism Treatment & Surgery Options
At Toledo LASIK, we offer different types of effective astigmatism treatment and surgeries. Here are the current and best treatments our surgeons perform:
What Is Astigmatism?
Corneal astigmatism occurs when your eye has an oval shape rather than a round shape. The irregular shape causes light to enter your eye unevenly, leading to blurred vision.
Lenticular astigmatism causes the same issues as corneal astigmatism. However, the only difference is that with lenticular astigmatism, the lens of your eye has an irregular shape as opposed to the eyeball itself.
Causes of Astigmatism
When it comes to astigmatism, genetics usually plays a big role. If a person’s biological parents have had astigmatism at some point in their lives, it’s very likely their offspring will also inherit the same issue.
Eye Injury or Surgery
Eye injuries that damage your cornea may also lead to astigmatism. Likewise, a person may develop astigmatism from complications following an eye surgery if any scarring to the cornea occurred.
A less common cause of astigmatism is keratoconus. This rare condition occurs when a person’s cornea thins over time and forms into the shape of a cone. A person experiencing this condition will likely notice blurry vision, halos around lights, and eye irritation.
Astigmatism Treatment Options
Eyeglasses are the most common treatment for astigmatism. They will refocus the light in your eyes and improve your overall vision when wearing them. If you notice any changes to your vision, be sure to schedule an eye exam.
For those who don’t prefer glasses, contacts are an alternative to help astigmatism. People can choose from toric soft lenses in minor to moderate cases of astigmatism or rigid gas-permeable lenses in more severe cases. These lenses will also refocus the light in your eyes and help improve vision.
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery is a permanent way to improve your vision and correct your astigmatism in the long term. This simple and painless procedure involves reshaping your cornea with a cutting laser. You can take our LASIK candidate quiz, to determine if you are the right candidate for LASIK.
How Is Astigmatism Diagnosed?
Astigmatism is diagnosed by an ophthalmologist through a general eye examination. Here at Toledo LASIK, our ophthalmologists will use an eye chart to see how well you can read at varied distances.
We will also use other tests like a phoropter, autorefractor, and keratometer to test your vision, measure your astigmatism, and measure the curve of your cornea.
Receive Treatment & Surgery for Your Astigmatism at Toledo LASIK
If you’re someone with astigmatism, our licensed ophthalmologists at Toledo LASIK are here for you. We have helped over a million patient’s astigmatism with our successful treatments and surgeries.