Treatment Options for Astigmatism

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by Dougherty Laser Vision

Perfect eyesight doesn’t come naturally for everyone. For some, they look at the road ahead of them and watch everything go blurry or struggle to read the words on a restaurant menu. If this sounds like you, you may be living with astigmatism.

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an eye condition that occurs when your eye isn’t completely round. Instead, your eye’s cornea looks like a football cut in half and has two focal points instead of one. Since neither of these focal points is in focus, everything around you seems blurry or fuzzy.

Add this to the fact that most people with astigmatism are also nearsighted or farsighted, and the condition can be a nightmare for your vision.

Thankfully, there are many ways to ease or cure the condition, the most common being wearing glasses or contact lenses. A more permanent fix comes in the form of laser eye surgery, like LASIK, which can completely correct the errors in your cornea and help you achieve clear, concise vision.

To help you better understand the treatment options available to you, Dougherty Laser Vision has put together this simple infographic. If you think laser eye surgery is the right choice for you and want to make sure you’re eligible, take our LASIK self-test, or schedule a consultation online.

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