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If you have astigmatism (the blurred vision resulting from an inherent inability to focus on a sharp image) you may be wondering if you're a candidate for the LASIK procedure. Millions of people suffer from astigmatism, and perhaps just as many as that number are anxious to find a way to treat it so they can get rid of the glasses and/or contacts they need to see clearly.

Astigmatism is caused by tiny curvatures on the surface of the cornea. As such, people with astigmatism tend to do significantly well with LASIK, which is a procedure specifically designed to smooth imperfections and bumps on the corneal surface with a highly specialized precise laser procedure.

In rare circumstances, some people with astigmatism may not be candidates for LASIK Eye Surgery. If you have a concomitant medical issue that may put you at risk for certain elective surgical procedures, LASIK may not be the answer. Likewise, if your astigmatism is abnormally severe, this laser vision correction procedure may not be ideal.

If you have astigmatism, and you're interested in getting LASIK procedure, your first step is to see what kind of candidate you are for the surgery. Consider booking a consultation with a LASIK surgeon so he or she can give you the information you need to make an educated decision about laser vision correction.