Q: Does laser vision correction correct astigmatism?

A: The simple answer is...Yes. In addition to treating nearsightedness and farsightedness, we can treat astigmatism extremely well. What people don't realize is that glasses and contact lenses don't do a very good job of correcting astigmatism. Those who have LASIK to correct astigmatism often have a better quality of vision after surgery than before with glasses or contacts.

In the past, many patients were told by their eye doctor that they were not a candidate for LASIK because of their astigmatism. However, with advances in laser technology, we are now able to correct virtually all levels of astigmatism