Will LASIK Eye Surgery Correct Astigmatism?

The most common vision related problems faced by the population are long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism. Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurred vision at close and far distances and is believed to affect 1.3 million Australians.

Astigmatism is a congenital condition, which means that most people are born with it, however, it can also be caused due to age or traumatic eye injury. Here at NewVision Clinics, we specialise in laser eye surgery for astigmatism. Contact us today to learn more about astigmatism treatment.

Ophthalmologist with trial frame for selection of complex glasses. Astigmatic prismatic and ophthalmic examination concept

What is Astigmatism?

The curvature at the front of the human eye is largely responsible for focusing light successfully. Astigmatism is caused by an ‘ovalness’ or alteration in this curvature, resulting in a cornea that looks like an egg. This affects the way light is refracted onto the back of the eye. An irregular cornea causes blurred vision and difficulty when trying to focus on objects.

Fortunately, astigmatism treatment has come a long way, and the condition is no longer considered serious. If you are having trouble reading, watching television or seeing at night, contact NewVision Clinics today.

Laser Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

Although Astigmatism has traditionally been treated with corrective eye wear, laser eye surgery has proven itself as the most effective and long-lasting treatment. Laser eye surgery eliminates the need for expensive lenses, prescriptions and contact lenses that need a lot of care.

LASIK surgery is usually a painless procedure, during which a specialist creates a flap in the outer layer of the cornea. A laser is then used to shape the corneal tissue. The flap is then replaced and allowed to heal.

LASIK surgery is extremely popular because it is quick, safe and yields results almost instantly. Within a few hours of the surgery, improvement in a patient’s vision can be noticed.

What makes LASIK surgery for astigmatism so precise? The surgery is performed with the help of an excimer laser which is controlled by advanced computers. The laser emits UV light that changes the shape of the cornea, and specialists can utilise the precision lasers to perfectly shape the cornea to allow for the normal refraction of light.

LASIK Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

At NewVision Clinics, we believe that astigmatism is a condition that should not hamper a person’s quality of life. If you or a loved one is living with blurred or cloudy vision, contact us today and let our experts recommend the best course of treatment to improve quality of life.