LASIK can fix astigmatism better than glasses or contacts ever could. If only a small amount of astigmatism is present, laser correction may not be necessary. However, if astigmatism is impairing vision, LASIK is a viable option.
During the LASIK procedure, a surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea, making it more spherical and correcting the way that it will bend and focus light.
For some astigmatic patients, LASIK offers more benefits than glasses or contacts. LASIK improves eyesight across the entire visual field, versus just the portion of the visual field that’s covered by prescription eyewear.