Occurs when the cornea is oblong in shape. This results in multiple focal points of light on the retina, resulting in blurry and distorted vision at all distances.
Corrective procedures for Astigmatism (blurry or distorted vision)
- LASIK A refractive procedure that corrects your vision by reshaping the cornea according to the power of your prescription glasses, to reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses.
- Epi-LASIK or Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) A type of laser vision correction that involves treatment to the surface of the cornea, without creating an incision flap
- Implantable Contact Lens Implantable lenses (ICL) are a surgical alternative to LASIK involving a unique lens that is permanently placed in the posterior chamber of the eye.
- Refractive Lens Exchange A surgery in which an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted in the eye to replace the natural lens and provide freedom from spectacles.