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LASIK surgery and Astigmatism

March 17, 2010 — by John Mauro
Tags: Lasik Astigmatism Nearsightedness Farsightedness Laser Vision Correction

LASIK or Laser in-situ keratomileusiss is a procedure for correcting farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. Astigmatism is caused by having different curvatures on the surface of the cornea. Almost every person has some form of astigmatism, because no one has a "perfect" cornea.  It is also known that people may actually develop astigmatism depending on there daily activities and if they strain a lot with their eyes. Common symptoms of eye strain are headaches, dizziness, fatigue, typically that worsens throughout the day. The cornea is normally supposed to look like a transparent sphere that covers the front of the eye. When individuals have significant astigmatism there cornea more resembles the shape of a football.


Custom LASIK surgery is designed to correct a person’s prescription, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Laser surgery actually reshapes the cornea to a more spherical shape, thereby maximizing the best vision from the eye. Advanced technology has made it possible for LASIK surgery to be custom to each person and also bladeless, allowing the laser to do all the work precisely. The laser is guided by a digital map of your cornea which is sort of like a fingerprint of your eye.


Many have careers (models, professional athletes, actors/actresses) that consider looking good without glasses an occupational necessity. While others just want the independence of not wearing glasses either for convenience or cosmetic purposes. When choosing a surgeon, you must insist that they are board certified ophthalmologists and are using the most advanced equipment. Here at North Shore Eye Care we are all board certified. Drs Zweibel, Martin and Mauro all specialize in Custom Bladeless LASIK surgery. Please feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation with our staff.


 In Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau Counties), we see patients from smithtown, nesconset, saint james, kings park, centereach, selden, coram, middle island, riverhead, ridge, stony brook, setauket, port jefferson, shoreham, wading river, miller place, mt sinai, rocky point, patchogue, medford, farmingdale, farmingville, bellport, bayport, blue point, yaphank, brookhaven, shirley, mastic, moriches, manorville, calverton, jamesport, cutchogue, mattituck, southold, eastport, westhampton, east hampton, southampton, sag harbor, montauk, amagansett, hampton bays, kings park, islandia, islip, hauppauge, lake grove, bohemia, ronkonkoma, holtsville, holbrook, sayville, commack, stony brook, setauket, port jefferson, nissequogue, head of the harbor, old field, poquott, belle terre, fort salonga huntington,  northport, cold spring harbor, dix hills, melville, deer park, centerport, greenlawn, plainview woodbury, syosset, bethpage, massapequa, lindenhurst, sayville, bay shore, babylon, roslyn, great neck, manhasset, east meadow, merrick, rockville center, garden city, mineola, and many other towns including queens, brooklyn, manhattan.



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