I just received an email from a friend who wanted to know: what is astigmatism and can it be corrected with LASIK surgery?
Astigmatism is not a disease nor does it mean that you have bad eyes. Astigmatism usually is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. Instead of the cornea having a symmetrically round shape (like a baseball), it is shaped more like a football.
Astigmatism usually causes vision to be blurred or distorted to some degree at all distances. Symptoms of uncorrected astigmatism are eye strain and headaches, especially after reading or other prolonged visual tasks. Squinting also is a very common symptom.
Yes,LASIK can correct most types of astigmatism. If you’re interested in finding out if LASIK eye surgery can correct your astigmatism, give us a call at 713-395-1515.