If you have astigmatism, it means that you have a refractive error that is causing your vision to be blurred. There are different treatments available for astigmatism. At Katz Eye Center, our Bronx best doctor, Dr. Steven J. Katz, can examine your eyes and let you know whether or not you have astigmatism, and provide treatment for this vision problem.
When our Bronx best doctor finds that you do have astigmatism, it does not mean that you have an eye disease. It simply means that the shape of your cornea is more like a football than a sphere. Since the cornea is responsible for the way light is reflected onto the retina, a poorly shaped cornea will cause blurred vision. Astigmatism can easily be corrected in several different ways. Many people wear eyeglasses in order to accommodate their astigmatism, which can occur by itself, or in combination with other refractive errors such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. Today, people with astigmatism can also have their vision corrected by contact lenses. Patients with astigmatism can also have their vision permanently corrected with refractive eye surgery by our Board Certified ophthalmic surgeon. Our doctor specializes in cataract, laser, and refractive surgery. Laser vision correction reshapes the outer layer of the cornea, and can be used to not only correct astigmatism, but nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well. PRK and LASIK surgery are different procedures which can be used to correct vision in this manner. After surgery, you will no longer need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to see clearly. This eye surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure itself usually takes about one minute for each eye. Most of our patients remain perfectly comfortable during the treatment. There is no need for any stitches after the surgery. However, you cannot drive yourself home from the surgery, but you will see clearly in a short period of time. Most of our patients can return to work in simply a matter of days.
For an appointment to see our Bronx best doctor for astigmatism treatment, contact us today.