Astigmatism occurs when the cornea does not have a spherical surface (like the surface of a basketball) but is steeper in one axis (like an AFL football). This results in light focusing irregularly rather than a sharp round point. As a result, both distant and near objects can be blurred. Astigmatism can occur in conjunction with Myopia and Hyperopia.
LaserVision Victoria offers very effective treatment options for correcting astigmatism including LASIK, PRK/TransPRK, ICL and RLE.. Femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomy (FLAK) can also be used to change the shape of the cornea and reduce astigmatism.