Your Eyes & Vision Explained
Astigmatism is an eye condition that affects the clarity of vision making it more difficult to focus on objects at both near and far distances.
In a normal eye, the cornea is round like a soccer ball. In astigmatism, it usually looks more like an Aussie rules football since the curve of the cornea is not the same in the horizontal and vertical plane. This distortion causes the incoming light rays to focus at multiple points in front or behind the retina, which results in blurred vision.
Although astigmatism can exist as a problem by itself, it usually occurs together with myopic (short sight) prescriptions.
Signs and symptoms of astigmatism may go unnoticed, but more significant degrees of astigmatism will cause symptoms such as: blurred vision in the distance and/or when reading, squinting, fatigue and headaches.
The astigmatism treatment depends on the degree of severity but commonly include glasses or toric contact lenses that help focus the light properly. However, since laser eye correction gently changes the curve of the cornea, it now provides outstanding results for anyone with a suitable astigmatic prescription.
Astigmatism Treatment and laser eye surgery
Laser eye surgery can be the perfect treatment choice for astigmatism sufferers.
With Excimer laser correction, the oval shaped astigmatic cornea is made rounder by removing more tissue in one plane of the cornea than the other. And because laser eye surgery corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness as well as astigmatism all in one simple procedure, it’s the ideal solution for astigmatic patients.
NewVision Clinics offers the best surgery outcomes for astigmatism treatment
Astigmatism is commonly measured in several different ways by spectacle refraction, manual keratometry, topography and wave front. These can all produce slightly different readings.
At NewVision Clinics we take all these multiple measurements into account when calculating the astigmatism treatment parameters for patients. Unlike many other laser eye surgery clinics, we not only treat the spectacle astigmatism but we also take into account the corneal astigmatism to produce exceptional visual outcomes. (For more on this see ASSORTÒ).
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Dr Noel Alpins – pioneering expert and innovator in astigmatism treatment
Dr Alpins revolutionized the way surgeons plan and develop laser eye surgery for patients with astigmatism and is a recognized leader in this field of refractive surgery.
His patented method, known as “The Alpins Method of Astigmatism Analysis”, is used by ophthalmologists over the world, and is now programmed into the commercially available software program he has had developed – ASSORTÒ (‘Alpins Statistical System for Ophthalmic Refractive Surgery Techniques’).
Find out more on ASSORTÒ
Astigmatism treatment, recovery and costs
Recovery following laser eye surgery is typically very quick, with most patients returning to work the day after astigmatism treatment. The majority of patients notice an improvement in their vision within hours.
If you’re ready to consider astigmatism treatment that will give you visual freedom, call us now or book your appointment at NewVision Clinics. We look forward to helping you take your first step to a new world of vision.