LASIK for Astigmatism in Melbourne: Clearer Vision and Improved Quality of Life

If you experience astigmatism and are considering eye surgery LASIK may be a suitable treatment option to restore your vision and improve your quality of life. LASIK surgery is one of the most popular types of laser eye surgery across Australia, capable of treating astigmatism along with a variety of other refractive errors.

If you’re looking for LASIK in Melbourne, NewVision Clinics has performed over 30,000 successful treatments at our laser eye clinic. Below, we detail how the procedure works and the positive impact it can have on your life.

How LASIK Surgery Can Correct Astigmatism

Astigmatism is common, with many people having some degree of imperfection in their corneal curvature. For most people, mild astigmatism doesn’t result in significant vision changes. Treatment is required when astigmatism causes blurred or distorted vision that impacts your day-to-day life.

There are three options to treat astigmatism – glasses, contact lenses and laser eye surgery like LASIK. During LASIK surgery, a laser removes a small amount of corneal tissue to reshape the curvature of the eye. The aim is to make it rounder so light focuses at a single point on the retina, allowing for clearer vision.

How Do I Know If I Have Astigmatism?

The main symptom of astigmatism is blurred or distorted vision at all distances. It’s also common to experience headaches, squinting, eye strain and fatigue. It is also fairly common to have short-sightedness (myopia) or long-sightedness (hyperopia) alongside astigmatism. Astigmatism can be diagnosed during a routine eye exam.

Benefits of LASIK Treatment

As the experts in LASIK in Melbourne, we specialise in performing safe, painless and convenient procedures. Over 80% of patients having laser eye surgery opt for LASIK due to its quick results and rapid healing. The whole procedure takes as little as 15 to 20 minutes with minimal discomfort involved.

Both eyes are treated on the same day in most circumstances and you can return to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. Clear plastic shields are placed over your eyes following treatment to protect them against bumps and rubs. These get removed the next day during your post-operative appointment.

Book a Consultation for LASIK in Melbourne

If you’re considering eye surgery LASIK may be a great option to correct your astigmatism. The friendly experts at NewVision can advise you on whether LASIK is a good option for your circumstances. Call 1800 20 20 20 today or book a consultation online at our clinic in Melbourne.