What are Your Astigmatism Treatment Options in AU?

Astigmatism is a common vision problem caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens, leading to blurred or distorted vision. Depending on the severity, astigmatism treatment options include glasses or toric contact lenses. However, laser eye surgery, such as LASIK and PRK, has become an increasingly popular choice for astigmatism treatment. The experts at NewVision Clinics in Melbourne explain Astigmatism treatment options below.

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Laser Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

Laser eye surgery can effectively treat astigmatism. Excimer lasers can reshape oval astigmatic corneas into rounder shapes by removing more tissue in one plane than in the other. Since LASIK surgery and PRK surgery correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism all in one procedure, they are ideal solutions for astigmatic patients.

LASIK: A Popular Choice for Astigmatism Treatment

LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileusis) eye surgery is a safe, painless procedure that has helped over 35 million people worldwide. Over 80% of patients undergoing laser eye surgery choose LASIK due to its fantastic results.

PRK Surgery: The First Laser Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

Before LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) surgery was the first laser eye surgery for astigmatism treatment. Over the last 20 years, PRK has seen many advances and innovations that have improved its effectiveness.

Comparing LASIK and PRK

LASIK and PRK surgeries take 15-20 minutes for both eyes. Long-term results are equally good with either method, but LASIK achieves good-quality vision quicker. Therefore, LASIK surgery is the preferred choice for correcting vision in most patients

NewVision Clinics: Exceptional Treatment Outcomes

At NewVision Clinics, multiple measurements are considered when calculating astigmatism treatment parameters for patients. Unlike many other laser eye surgery clinics, we treat spectacle and corneal astigmatism to produce exceptional visual outcomes.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Eye Care Professionals

If you have astigmatism and are considering laser eye surgery, it is essential to consult an eye care professional to determine the best treatment option for you. Our experienced eye care surgeons diagnose your eyes and offer the best treatment plans suitable for you.

Don’t let astigmatism hold you back any longer! Contact NewVision Clinics online or on 1800 20 20 20 and embark on your journey towards a life-changing visual experience in Melbourne.