Tag: astigmatism

Astigmatism: What it is and Why it Matters

By: Carolyn B. Hebson, MD Astigmatism is not an eye disease but rather a type of refractive error, like nearsightedness or farsightedness, which causes a problem with how the eye focuses light. In an eye with astigmatism, light fails to come to a single focal point on the retina to produce clear vision. Instead, multiple… Read More


I’ve Got Astigmatism, Can I Get LASIK?

I’ve Got Astigmatism, Can I Get LASIK? (Spoiler alert: yes) For those of you impatient types who like to skip to the end of an article before reading the beginning, we’ve taken the liberty of answering your most pressing question up front [SPOILERS AHEAD]: Yes, for those of you with mild to moderate astigmatism, LASIK… Read More


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