LASIK Surgery Now Extremely Effective for Astigmatism

The Doctors of SEE

“I can’t say how many times I have been told by patients that they would love to have LASIK if only it weren’t for their astigmatism. I’m always happy to let them know this simply isn’t true,” stated Marc S. Werner, M.D.

There are many urban legends surrounding LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) or laser eye surgery, and the experienced doctors at Stahl Eyecare Experts on Long Island and New York City have heard them all. One of the most common myths about LASIK is that people who have astigmatism cannot have the procedure, and must wear glasses or contact lens for their whole lives.

“I can’t say how many times I have been told by patients that they would love to have LASIK if only it weren’t for their astigmatism. I’m always happy to let them know this simply isn’t true,” stated Marc S. Werner, M.D. at Stahl. “LASIK is now extremely effective for 99.5 percent of those with astigmatism. In fact, those who have LASIK to correct astigmatism often have a better quality of vision after surgery than before with glasses or contacts.”

The doctors at Stahl are truly experts in the field of LASIK – they have performed more than 50,000 procedures throughout Long Island and in the five boroughs of New York City, and Stahl Eyecare Experts has been on the cutting edge of ophthalmology for more than 50 years.

“The LASIK procedure only takes about five minutes to complete and is the safest of all surgeries performed in the world,” said Thierry Hufnagel, M.D., one of Stahl’s board-certified eye physicians and an instructor in IntraLase™ bladeless LASIK surgical technique.

The IntraLase™ method delivers outstanding results and has been shown to improve outcomes for more patients. Stahl Eyecare Experts was the first private vision eye center in New York to offer patients the iFS™ Femtosecond laser system, a technological breakthrough for the IntraLase™ method of performing LASIK surgery. With All-Laser iLASIK performed at Stahl Eyecare Experts, no metal blade is used, offering a premium level of safety and accuracy, making it even better for those with astigmatism. Thanks to iLASIK, most people who meet the general age and health requirements are candidates, and iLASIK has earned FDA approval to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

For more information on treating astigmatism and other vision problems with LASIK, visit http://www.stahlny.com.

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