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LASIK for Astigmatism

Do you feel at your most confident when you’re wearing glasses or contacts? Does carrying them around have no impact on your quality of life? If you didn’t answer with a resounding “yes,” then it’s time to join the millions of people who’ve improved their vision and life through LASIK. At Michigan Eye Institute, our highly-skilled ophthalmologists can help you decide if LASIK for astigmatism is right for you.

Schedule a complimentary LASIK consultation today to start your path to a life of clearer vision.

What Is Astigmatism?

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with astigmatism or know little about it, astigmatism is an abnormality in the curvature of your eye’s cornea. An abnormally shaped cornea interferes with the light passing through your eye. Astigmatism causes light to focus on separate points, leading to vision issues. Meanwhile, a normally shaped cornea focuses the light passing so it hits your retina at a single focal point. 

Common symptoms related to astigmatism include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Strained focus
  • Headaches
  • Eye-muscle pain
  • Dry eyes

Do these symptoms sound like the ones you’re experiencing? Through a routine eye exam with our optometrists, we can help determine if you have astigmatism. We’ll also work with you to find out if LASIK is the best option for you.

Can LASIK Correct Astigmatism?

After an astigmatism diagnosis, patients usually ask “does LASIK fix astigmatism?” With the help of our cutting-edge technological resources, our doctors can correct your astigmatism and renew your eyesight. The LASIK procedure takes about 15 minutes to complete for both eyes, and the recovery time is relatively prompt as well. Typically, patients notice a difference in their vision by the next day and can even resume regular activity.

What Does a LASIK Evaluation Involve?

At MEI, we want to help you achieve your best visual results. We accomplish this by thoroughly evaluating your eyes with a series of diagnostic tests. Afterward, we’ll take you through your results so you understand whether or not you would be a good candidate for LASIK. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone, as some patients may have a case of astigmatism that’s too severe. In this event, MEI eye doctors can still work out other treatments to alleviate your condition.

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

Curious as to whether LASIK is right for you? The best way to find out is through an evaluation with our eye doctors. Schedule a complimentary LASIK consultation today to get in front of a LASIK specialist right away. In the meantime, you can take our LASIK Self-Test to form a better idea of your symptoms and how they could affect your candidacy for this particular procedure.

Cost Of LASIK

When it comes to improving your vision, the last thing you want to think about is the cost. To help keep our vision solution accessible, we offer you a variety of financing options including CareCredit. View these resources to learn more about how affordable your LASIK procedure could be.

Get Started With MEI

The idea of getting LASIK should be exciting—not overwhelming. To help answer your questions and ease your worries, you can talk to one of our LASIK specialists during a no-commitment consultation. Here, we can be sure to find you the best solution for you to lead a comfortable life, whether through a LASIK procedure or another corrective option that’s tailored just to you.

Talk to us at 810-484-0550 so our accommodating staff can schedule you for a meeting at our state-of-art facilities. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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