The cornea (front of the eye) is not perfectly round, but has more of a curved shape. Objects may appear to have a shadow or ghosted image without glasses and/or contact lenses. Your distance vision and near vision are probably both affected.
It is common to have a combination of astigmatism and nearsightedness or farsightedness. If you wear soft contact lenses, the prescription probably has several numbers listed for the power. Example: -4.50 -1.25 x 180 soft contact lens power. If you wear gas permeable contact lenses, you probably have astigmatism.
Individuals who have had previous eye surgery may still be candidates for the new refractive procedures. Each person’s clinical testing will determine if additional refractive surgery is an option, and they will be advised of their options once they are evaluated.
Am I A Candidate?
Several factors such as age, visual demands, eye health, and general health all play a part in determining whether or not you are a proper candidate for refractive surgery.
Candidates must have stable vision, be at least eighteen years old, and should not be pregnant or nursing.
Let’s evaluate your vision and determine the best possible vision correction procedure to meet your unique visual needs…