Many people are misinformed about LASIK surgery and astigmatism vision correction, thinking that LASIK can only correct simple nearsightedness or farsightedness. That’s not true. LASIK can be used to correct astigmatism, too!

LASIK IS an Option for Astigmatism Correction

The LASIK procedure entails the use of a laser to remove corneal tissue, changing the corneal shape and how it refracts light. Since astigmatism is a refractive error, it can be corrected by manipulating the three-dimensional configurations of the cornea.

When LASIK May Not Be the Best Astigmatism Correction Option

Although LASIK is an option to correct astigmatism, it may not be the best option for everyone. Other vision correction options may be preferable if:

  • You have dry eyes (this may include if you are on medication with dry eyes as a known side effect)
  • You have thinner corneas
  • You have an irregular astigmatism
  • You have other eye diseases or conditions that may increase your risk for infection or affect general eye health

Fortunately, LASIK is not your only option for astigmatism correction. Other laser or laser-assisted procedures, such as PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) or toric intraocular lenses (IOLs), may help, and Bernitsky Vision in Albuquerque, NM offers those options, too.

Is LASIK Right for You?

Dr. David Bernitsky, one of New Mexico’s leading LASIK surgeons, will assess if LASIK is right for you during a thorough eye examination. He will help you understand the risks and benefits of LASIK eye surgery as well as the advantages and disadvantages between LASIK and other astigmatism correction options.

Astigmatism correction may be possible without glasses or contacts. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

To schedule a FREE laser vision correction consultation with Dr. Bernitsky, call 505-323-0800 or contact us online today.

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