LASIK for Astigmatism

Posted by administration on September 21, 2015

LASIK_for_Astigmatism.jpgIf you have astigmatism, you may be wondering if LASIK will work for you.  The answer to that is, it depends.

In people with astigmatism, the corneal or lens shape is distorted which causes multiple images on the retina. This can make images at any distance appear blurry.

LASIK can work for many people with mild or easily correctable astigmatism.  The severity and curvature of your astigmatism will impact the LASIK decision.  In addition, your prescription needs to be stable for a minimum of one year and you need to be free of other risk factors (such as dry eyes).

If you are a patient with astigmatism, you should select a LASIK doctor who has performed thousands of surgeries on people with this vision problem.  Astigmatism correction requires extensive knowledge and experience and does not belong in the hands of an inexperienced surgeon.

If you have astigmatism, the doctors at Great Plains Eye Specialistsin Rapid City can determine the suitability of LASIK.  Please call 605.718.5123 or visit to schedule a LASIK consultation.


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