A member asked:

Which laser eye surgery correct both my nearsightedness and astigmatism? do either of the popular types of laser eye surgery, lasik or prk, fix these issues so that i'll have 20/20 vision or close to it? i can't wear contacts; i've worn glasses since i wa

10 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

Laser eye surgery: Laser eye surgery can correct most amounts of myopia and astigmatism as long as you are otherwise a good laser candidate. Both lasik and prk can treat these refractive errors and are equally effective long term.

Answered 3/30/2015


Dr. Federico Mattioli answered

Specializes in LASIK Surgery

LASIK or PRK: In general, results for nearsightedness and regular astigmatism are very good with either treatment. Many people achieve excellent vision after these treatments. It would be important to know why someone could not wear contacts - as in cases of irregular astigmatism where laser correction would not be an option.

Answered 5/21/2015


Dr. William Dieck answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Both do: Both lasik and prk will treat myopia and astigmatism.

Answered 11/14/2020



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Is there laser eye surgery available for myopic astigmatism?

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