Astigmatism causes blurry, distorted vision, especially at night or when looking at distant objects. Astigmatism is an extremely prevalent vision condition in America, with over 30 million people diagnosed. This common eye issue causes nearsighted blurriness from an irregularly shaped cornea. The cornea, or front surface of the eye, has an irregular curve shape instead of being round. This leads to problems focusing light accurately.
Fortunately, LASIK eye surgery is one of the most effective treatments for permanently reducing or eliminating astigmatism dependence on prescription glasses or contact lenses.
Does LASIK Correct All Types of Astigmatism?
The majority of astigmatism types can be easily fixed with LASIK. However, irregular astigmatism may not be correctable.
During a free LASIK consultation, an ophthalmologist will evaluate your specific case and advise if you are eligible for laser vision correction.
What is the Recovery Timeline?
Although vision improvements from LASIK start quickly, full healing takes three – six months. Carefully follow your surgeon’s post-procedure instructions to ensure proper recovery and prevent complications.
Does Insurance Cover LASIK for Astigmatism?
Unfortunately, insurance companies classify LASIK as an elective procedure. However, many plans offer discounts or allowances towards LASIK vision correction. Contact your provider to check on potential savings.
Our financial services team can also help identify any applicable discounts and file claims assistance during your initial LASIK exam.
Schedule a free LASIK consultation today to determine if laser vision surgery is suitable for fixing your astigmatism.
What Is Astigmatism? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment. (2023, November 14). American Academy of Ophthalmology. https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-astigmatism#treatment