Monday, May 20, 2013

LASIK Vision Correction for Astigmatism

Question: Ten years ago I went for a consultation for LASIK vision correction, but I was told I wasn't a good candidate due to my astigmatism. At the time I was 18 years old. Due you think now with technology and my age I might qualify?

Answer: If your cornea is healthy and normal in terms of shape and thickness-and if the astigmatism is regular and anatomical rather than due to thinning or a disease process, there are pretty good chances that your astigmatism is correctable with LASIK vision correction. This of course will depend on you overall correction requirements, the stability of your prescription and the general health of your eyes and tear film. You should find a top LASIK surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation to have the necessary measurements taken and a thorough evaluation performed.

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