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What is Astigmatism?

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Most conditions that LASIK can treat are pretty well-understood by our Binghamton-area patients. Nearsightedness, farsightedness- these are fairly easy to understand, especially when you’ve been dealing with them your whole life.

But despite being exceptionally common, astigmatism isn’t nearly as well-known. Even its name is often cause for confusion- the condition really is “astigmatism,” not “a stigmatism.”

LASIK doctor Daniel Sambursky is committed to treating your vision problems, and a key component of that is helping you understand them. Astigmatism is essentially a condition in which your cornea or lens are mis-shapped.

These parts of your eye should be round, but a patient with astigmatism has an oblong-shaped lens or cornea. This proves problematic, as objects at all distances appear blurred and fuzzy. Many patients with astigmatism try to muddle through life, but that’s not necessary.

Our LASIK doctor can use advanced laser surgery to re-contour your cornea so that it achieves its proper shape. This will eliminate your blurry vision problems and leave you with clear, pleasant vision.

If you live in the Binghamton, New York area and you want to speak to our LASIK doctor about treating your astigmatism, please call Dr. Daniel Sambursky at 877-333-0700 or contact us online for a consultation.


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