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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

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both do

Both lasik and prk will treat myopia and astigmatism.

In brief: Both do

Both lasik and prk will treat myopia and astigmatism.
Dr. William Dieck
Dr. William Dieck
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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