ClearSight LASIK Answers the Question, “Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?”
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -
ClearSight, a vision correction clinic based in Oklahoma City, OK, has recently published a blog post titled, “Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?” The article explains that astigmatism is simply a “refractive error” just like nearsightedness or farsightedness. Many people are now even aware that they have astigmatism. It is a very common visual problem that is not severe enough to make the patient notice any negative effects. And for those who have only a minor amount of astigmatism, laser vision correction may not be necessary. However, there are instances when the effects of astigmatism are so severe that they affect the person’s quality of life that LASIK may offer the best option for improving the person’s vision without the need for corrective lenses.
Dr. Luke Rebenitsch, a vision correction surgeon at ClearSight, says, “Astigmatism is typically present at birth, but it can change over the course of a lifetime. The cornea, the clear tissue at the front surface of the eye, is most frequently the source of astigmatism. This type of astigmatism is called corneal astigmatism. Additionally, the crystalline lens of the eye can develop astigmatism. Astigmatism of the lens is referred to as lenticular astigmatism. People with astigmatism have blurred vision when light does not focus properly. Wearing a corrective lens, such as glasses or special contacts called toric lenses that corrected the refractive error, was once the only approach to improve visual acuity. Thanks to advances in ophthalmology and laser eye procedures, LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) can fix astigmatism without patients having to wear glasses or contact lenses.”
LASIK can be used to correct astigmatism by using a laser to modify the corneal tissue and make it more symmetrical. With the modern excimer laser, LASIK surgeons now have more options for treatment of patients with mild to moderate astigmatism, and newer methods such as SMILE, refractive lens exchange (RLE), advanced surface ablation (ASA/advanced PRK), and implantable contact lenses (EVO ICL). Dr. Rebenitsch says, “At ClearSight, our goal is to help everyone see life clearly, and we work hard to assist every patient in achieving the improved vision they have always desired. To find out if LASIK is the best vision correction technique for you, call our office today to arrange your initial consultation with an eye doctor.”
It is important to note that astigmatism may recur after LASIK eye surgery because of poor corneal markings, inadequate preoperative measurements, posterior corneal curvature, or other surgical procedure problems. Fortunately, working with an experienced and qualified LASIK surgeon, such as those at ClearSight, can significantly decrease the risk of residual astigmatism after LASIK surgery.
Started in 1994, ClearSight is made up of a team of vision correction experts, who are board certified surgeons and highly skilled medical staff. They are focused on providing the best vision possible for their patients without the need to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses. The team is made up of vision correction surgeons, Drs. Luke Rebenitsch, Anna Edmiston, and Kasey Brown. They are ably assisted by optometrists, Drs. Stacey Rocket, Diane Tong, and Stephen Fly.
Dr. Luke Rebenitsch is a world-renowned expert in vision correction surgery, especially in LASIK and all kinds of vision correction surgical procedures. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of several international societies on vision correction. After earning her college degree from the University of Arkansas, where she was an academic scholar, Dr. Kasey Brown obtained her medical degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. It was during this time she realized the life-changing impact of eye surgery. Dr. Anna Edmiston earned her medical degree from UAB in Birmingham, Alabama and then completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Colorado. She joined ClearSight as a fellow in refractive surgery after finishing her fellowship in Illinois.
Those who would like to know more about the LASIK procedure can check out the ClearSight website or contact them through the phone or via email.
For more information about ClearSight LASIK, contact the company here:
7101 Northwest Expy Suite 335
Oklahoma City, OK 73132