Does LASIK Fix Astigmatism?

Can LASIK Fix an Astigmatism?

Yes, LASIK can be an effective treatment for astigmatism in many patients. Both LASIK and PRK can correct astigmatism by reshaping the cornea to improve vision.

How Does LASIK Astigmatism?

LASIK surgery for astigmatism by using an ultraviolet laser to reshaping the cornea and improve the way light enters the eye. The surgeon uses a laser to remove tissue from the cornea, which changes its shape and improves vision.

Is it Better to be Nearsighted or Farsighted or have an Astigmatism for LASIK Surgery?

LASIK eye surgery can correct all three refractive errors; nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The success of LASIK surgery depends on the severity of the individual’s refractive error and other personal medical factors.

How Much Does LASIK Cost if you have an Astigmatism?

The cost of LASIK surgery for astigmatism can vary depending on the provider and location. While having an astigmatism does not necessarily mean LASIK will be more expensive, it is best to consult with a LASIK provider to get an accurate estimate of the cost.

When Should I Get LASIK if I am Astigmatism?

LASIK surgery for astigmatism can be performed once the individual’s prescription has stabilized and the patient is 18 year or older. It is important to first consult with a LASIK provider to determine the best timing for the surgery as a variety of factors such as cost, lifestyle, and medical conditions play a role in determining candidacy and if LASIK is the appropriate procedure for your vision correction goals.