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Using LASIK Surgery to Treat Astigmatism

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Having to depend on eyeglasses to compensate for a faulty vision can sometimes be frustrating. Aside from those times that people forget to bring their glasses to work or even to a trip, having the only pair of glasses owned broken or shattered can greatly impede with normal day to day functions. Some people resort to contact lenses to eliminate having to take off and store the glasses only to retrieve them and wear again when the situation prompts them to. 

Myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) are two of the most common vision problems among people who wear eyeglasses. They are almost entirely dependent on the eyepieces to function normally even inside their homes. Astigmatism is also another vision problem that's almost as prevalent as the two vision issues aforementioned. 

LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is the most common refractive surgery undergone by patients to correct their vision. There's a common misconception that LASIK can't fix astigmatism. This is entirely untrue because astigmatism, like myopia and hyperopia is simply irregularly formed cornea, as what Dr. Mendez Vision Institute has pointed out. While LASIK for myopia and hyperopia are straightforward, astigmatism is a little more intricate but is essentially the same procedure.