Do you know what astigmatism means? If your answer is “no”, don’t be embarrassed, not many people do! If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you probably heard your eye doctor tell you that you have it.
Simply explained, astigmatism is a very common condition whereby your cornea (the front surface your eye) is shaped a little bit more like a football. When combined with a nearsighted or farsighted prescription, an astigmatism adds additional distortion to your vision.
Now, you probably think this makes you a poor candidate for LASIK, right? Well, you might be wrong! In addition to treating your nearsighted or farsighted prescription, LASIK can also treat for astigmatism! Clear Advantage is one of only a handful of practices nationwide to offer an FDA approved iris tracker that ensures that the laser treats your prescription regardless of your eye movement. Combine this technology with our blade-free and wavefront guided laser system, and you’ll know why over 14,000 LASIK procedures have been performed by Dr. Timothy Peters.