To date, mild to moderate astigmatism has typically been treated through the use of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and LASIK.
Now, more patients than ever before may be eligible for the new ReLEx SMILE procedure and clear vision.
What eye surgery is best for astigmatism?
This is because LASIK is effective for a wide variety of patients and offers the quickest recovery time. It is considered the “gold standard” for the surgical correction of astigmatism, so it’s the first option for those who are deemed LASIK candidates. If LASIK is not an option, the primary backup plan is PRK surgery.
Does smile correct astigmatism?
For starters, SMILE can only correct nearsightedness, whereas LASIK and PRK can also correct significant amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism. Also, LASIK and PRK can treat higher-order aberrations (HOAs) that can affect night vision, whereas SMILE cannot. In fact, SMILE might increase HOAs to some degree.
How much does Lasik eye surgery cost for astigmatism?
On average, according to an expert quoted by Michigan Health, LASIK surgery costs about $2,200 per eye.
Can you have laser eye surgery if you have an astigmatism?
Yes, in most cases, LASIK can fully correct astigmatism, and the effect is permanent. Despite having a somewhat scary-sounding name, astigmatism is not an eye disease — it’s simply a refractive error like nearsightedness and farsightedness — and it can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses and LASIK surgery.