Can I Get LASIK with an Astigmatism?

Contemplating LASIK eye surgery, but worried you aren’t a candidate due to your astigmatism? If you have ever asked “Can I have LASIK with an astigmatism?” we have some helpful information to let you know what options are available to you!

The easy answer to “Can LASIK fix an astigmatism” is yes, as the technology has improved, the surgery is able to almost always fully correct the astigmatism. If you have an astigmatism in one or both of your eyes, this just means that the shape of your cornea in your eye is asymmetrical.

Is LASIK Affordable for Me?

Oftentimes when someone is considering getting LASIK, one of the very first questions you might ask is “Can I afford it?” or “How much does LASIK cost?” These are valid questions, as surgery can be expensive. We want to provide you with realistic information about the cost of LASIK so you know what to expect.

Average cost of LASIK:

What can cause early cataracts?

We all know that as we age, our eyesight typically tends to decline. This is a normal process, but it might be more than just age that is causing blurring in your vision. If you are curious about what causes cataracts or signs that you might need treatment, here are some answers to commonly asked questions regarding cataracts and cataract surgery:

What is Contoura LASIK and why is it better?

When you are pondering the question of what LASIK or eye procedure is best for you, you are likely to have many questions. We have provided some common questions and the answers to them to help ease your mind and get you excited about clear vision!

What is Contoura LASIK?

Contoura vision topography LASIK is an advanced LASIK technology that is designed to enhance the your results. The Contoural vision LASIK process is geared to provide better vision than the original LASIK surgery and offer clear, corrected vision.

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

Six Things to Consider from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is also a great defense against ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause short- and long-term eye damage, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

These are the most important factors to consider when purchasing sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun:

Summer UV Eye Safety from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but don't forget to protect your eyes as well. Summertime means more time spent outdoors, and studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. The same risk applies when using tanning beds, so be sure to protect your eyes from indoor UV light as well.

Will Your Sunglasses Protect You From Serious Eye Disease?

With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, greater. Georgia Center for Sight and the American Academy of Ophthalmology warns that excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. This is true for young and old, year-round. Prevention is simple. Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation.