At Clear Choice, our LASIK specialists are equipped with the latest vision correction technology and are well-trained in corrective eye surgery. They’ve been continuously recognized as some of the best surgeons in the Cleveland area. If you’re thinking about getting LASIK but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, schedule an appointment with us. We’ll discuss your options and evaluate your candidacy for LASIK. We also have a number of alternative procedures for those who may not be qualified LASIK candidates. Millions of people already enjoy the vision correction benefits of LASIK, are you ready to join them? Your first step is scheduling a consultation.
What Is Astigmatism?
Have you heard of or been recently diagnosed with astigmatism? It’s a common eye imperfection where the curvature of your eye’s cornea is abnormal. An abnormally shaped cornea will interfere with the light that passes through to your retina. A normally-shaped cornea allows light to pass through and focus on a single focal point on the retina. But astigmatism causes the light to focus on specific areas of the retina, producing vision issues.
Common astigmatism symptoms include:
- Blurry vision
- Straining to focus on objects
- Eye muscle pain
- Dry eyes
Have you noticed any of these symptoms? Schedule a consultation with us to thoroughly evaluate your vision to determine if LASIK for astigmatism is best for you.
How Does LASIK Correct an Astigmatism?
Patients regularly ask our doctors, “does LASIK fix astigmatism?” And to their delight, LASIK does correct astigmatism! During your LASIK surgery, your surgeon will use an excimer laser to reshape your cornea so that it bends light correctly. Typically, LASIK only takes about 15 mins or less to perform on both eyes. Following your procedure, you’ll enjoy a quick recovery and will be back to your favorite activities in no time.
Although we’ve helped thousands of people achieve their best vision through LASIK for astigmatism, it’s not for everyone. Some patients’ astigmatism may be too severe for LASIK to correct. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t correct your vision through laser eye surgery. ClearChoice is proud to offer our patients several great alternatives to LASIK that deliver you practically the same vision benefits. To determine if LASIK is right for you, take our lasik self-test today.
What Does a LASIK Evaluation Entail?
Every pair of eyes is different; that’s why we provide a thorough evaluation for each patient. During an evaluation, your doctor will run several diagnostic tests to determine your vision stability and level of astigmatism. The results of your evaluation help our doctors determine which treatment you are best suited for.
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
The best way to find out if LASIK is right for you is through an evaluation with our doctors. We’re happy to discuss your options with you and encourage you to schedule an appointment. For a more convenient option, take our LASIK Self-Test.
Not a Candidate?
Even if you’re not a candidate for LASIK, you still have options. We offer our patients LASIK alternatives, such as PRK/ASA or SMILE. Our goal is to help you find the right corrective surgery for your best results.
Not all LASIK surgeries are priced the same. Visit our LASIK pricing page to view insurance discounts, as well as Qualsight member discounts that you may qualify for. You can also find LASIK financing options through Alphaeon Care Credit.
Get Started With ClearChoice
Don’t let vision issues like astigmatism stop you from enjoying activities to the fullest. Let our doctors help you determine if LASIK for astigmatism is right for you. Schedule your consultation to get started.