Learn how Laser Eye Surgery can fix astigmatism.
As foreign as it sounds, astigmatism is a relatively common and treatable vision condition, affecting up to 1.4 million Australians. Astigmatism often occurs with other vision conditions like myopia (short-sightedness) and hyperopia (long-sightedness).
Astigmatism is caused when the front surface of the eye (cornea), or less commonly, the lens inside your eye, is irregularly shaped. When the eye has an irregular curvature, this causes light that enters your eye to refract in different directions at multiple focal points rather than at one singular focal point. Because of these multiple focal points, this causes blurred vision at both near and far distances.
Yes. Laser eye surgery is a highly effective means of correcting astigmatism! The three most common surgical procedures to treat astigmatism are LASIK, PRK and SMILE.
Most people with astigmatism are suitable for laser eye surgery. However, not everyone meets the eligibility criteria. A person’s suitability depends on the thickness of their cornea, the nature of their cornea irregularity and lifestyle factors such as age.
A specialised refractive surgeon will be able to assess your eyes to determine your eligibility for laser eye surgery and decide which procedure is most suitable for your eyes. Dr Con Moshegov, our principal refractive surgeon, highly specialises in laser eye surgery and has successfully performed laser surgery for 25 years
To find out if you are suitable for laser eye surgery, book here for a free consultation where one of our expert clinicians will be able to decide your eligibility.