Astigmatism is an eye condition that can affect the clarity of your vision and make it more difficult for you to focus on objects. Astigmatism is most common in eyes where the cornea is oval like a rugby ball instead of spherical like a football.
Most astigmatic corneas have two curves; a steeper curve and a flatter curve. This causes light to focus at more than one point in the eye, resulting in blurred vision. Astigmatism can be a mild or fairly serious eye condition, with symptoms ranging from very mild blurred vision to severe blurriness resulting in squinting, fatigue and headaches.
Many long sighted and short sighted people also suffer from some degree of astigmatism. If you are having trouble understanding your prescription, our eyesight prescription guide could help.
Treatments for astigmatism
Astigmatism and laser eye surgery
Laser eye surgery can be the ideal solution for astigmatism sufferers who are looking for a way to enjoy a life without glasses or contact lenses.
With talented and experienced surgeons and field-leading innovation, it should come as no surprise to hear that more people choose Optical Express for their laser eye surgeries than any other laser eye provider – making us the smart choice for your astigmatism surgery.
If you’d like to find out more, book a free laser eye surgery consultation today and you’ll have the chance to speak to a surgeon about the ways in which surgery could improve your astigmatism.
Astigmatism surgery, recovery and costs
There are a number of different laser treatments for astigmatism, including LASIK and LASEK surgeries, and the recovery time for your treatment will depend on which procedure is recommended by your surgeon. However, the recovery time for laser eye surgery is typically very short and most patients are able to return to work within 48 hours.
Our commitment to making sure laser treatment is affordable for all patients’ means we offer financing options that could help if you are worried about the cost of surgery.