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Can I Have LASIK If I Have Astigmatism?

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If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may have considered LASIK vision correction in the past. LASIK can give patients with refractive errors, like nearsightedness and farsightedness, freedom from having to buy new lenses and contacts each year. Wang Vision Institute is proud to be the first in the state to offer the advanced Soft-Touch LASIK.

So, what happens if you have astigmatism? The great news is that LASIK for astigmatism is actually possible. However, it is important to get an assessment with an experienced professional first. Meet with trusted eye surgeons Dr. Ming Wang and Dr. Josh Frenkel to discuss your options in Nashville, TN.

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a refractive error that occurs when the eye is more oval-shaped than spherical. The result of astigmatism is blurry vision at all distances. This can make vision correction more challenging, depending on the severity of your condition.

Candidates for Soft-Touch LASIK

As we mentioned, Wang Vision Institute offers Soft-Touch LASIK. This technology uses less than one-third of the pressure than traditional surgery. Soft-Touch LASIK also allows our team to carry out your procedure with increased precision and accuracy. If you have been told you did not qualify for LASIK in the past, this might be worth looking into. Today’s technology allows us to reshape the cornea more safely and effectively than ever.

A LASIK assessment begins with a review of your health history and a comprehensive eye examination. Ideal candidates are adults with stable vision for at least one year and who have no eye diseases that need to be treated first. It is also crucial to have enough corneal tissue for the treatment to be successful. Even if you cannot have LASIK for astigmatism, our office in Nashville, TN offers alternative refractive surgeries.

Preparing for vision correction surgery

Soft-Touch LASIK is a relatively quick procedure that causes little to no discomfort. Dr. Wang or Dr. Frenkel will begin by numbing your eyes with anesthetic eye drops. We then place a suction device over each eye to prevent blinking. Our innovative laser gently creates a thin corneal flap before we recontour the underlying tissue. The flap is placed back into position, requiring no invasive incisions or stitches at all.

Will LASIK give me perfect vision?

After undergoing a short recovery period, our patients are excited to enjoy daily activities without blurry vision. By making a one-time investment in LASIK, you can offset expensive glasses and contacts. As with any other eye procedures, however, there are no guarantees. The results of Soft-Touch LASIK depend on the severity of your astigmatism. Even if you do not achieve perfect vision, you can still greatly reduce your need for glasses. Wang Vision Institute can let you know what to expect during your consultation.

Get LASIK for astigmatism

For someone who struggles with poor eyesight and blurry vision, LASIK can truly be life-changing. The benefits of this fast and simple procedure are numerous. If you have questions about our Soft-Touch LASIK procedure, or you want to treat your astigmatism, call Wang Vision Institute to schedule an assessment. Our office is proud to assist patients with astigmatism and other refractive errors in Nashville, TN.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.