Astigmatism is a common type of refractive error that occurs when your cornea is shaped abnormally. In order to focus light correctly, your cornea should be shaped like a globe or a sphere. This allows light to converge at a single point on your retina. If you have astigmatism, your cornea is instead shaped more like a football or an egg, which causes light to converge at several different points. This ultimately results in blurred and distorted vision.
Although glasses and contact lenses can correct astigmatism, many people feel restricted by their reliance on these methods. LASIK eye surgery is a life-changing solution for astigmatism. Using targeted laser energy, LASIK reshapes your cornea to allow light to focus correctly, restoring your vision. Los Angeles LASIK surgeon Dr. Khanna will perform a complete eye exam to determine whether or not you are a qualified LASIK candidate.
The specific type of astigmatism you have and its severity will factor into your LASIK candidacy. If you are not a good LASIK candidate, you may still qualify for an alternative form of laser vision correction, such as PRK.
If you have astigmatism and want to free yourself from your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a free LASIK screening. We serve patients throughout Los Angeles County, with locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.