Thursday, April 14, 2011

Misinformation on LASIK and Astigmatism

Many patients are misinformed that astigmatism prevents them from having laser vision correction.  Actually astigmatism is very easily treated with LASIK allowing patients to see without eyeglasses or contact lenses. A great example is a patient who was told he was not a candidate for laser vision correction because of astigmatism. He had an excess of 2.00 diopters of astigmatism and underwent LASIK by Dr. Michelson with the Allegretto Wavelight Excimer Laser.  The Allegretto Wavelight is the latest in laser technology capable of correcting up to 6.00 diopters of astigmatism in a single treatment. 

The day following the LASIK procedure, our patient was elated with visual acuity of 20/15 in both eyes. The astigmatism was completely eliminated and his vision was better than 20/20.

Dr. Michelson and his highly trained staff ensure that patients who are interested in LASIK are indeed excellent candidates before undergoing laser vision correction surgery.  Therefore, if you think you have too much astigmatism to have laser vision correction, and you want to truly determine if you are in fact a good candidate for LASIK surgery, contact Michelson Laser Vision at 205 969-8100 to schedule a screening evaluation.  As always the consultations are free and you have nothing to lose, but possibly so much to gain.