Having astigmatism means that you’ll need either corrective lenses or surgery to see clearly. The surgery is called refractive surgery and is among the most common types of eye surgery. With today’s technology, lasers can perform precise eye surgery. This procedure may reduce your reliance on glasses or contact lenses.

The LenSx Laser is a blade-free surgical option for eye corrective surgery. Instead of using a hand-held blade, surgeons can instead use the LenSx laser to make incisions. How does this laser correct astigmatism, though? Let’s find out.

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LenSx Laser

With unmatched accuracy, the LenSx laser performs the most important steps of refractive eye surgery. It’s an image-guided, high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser.

In this computer-guided, laser-assisted procedure, an extremely precise image of the eyes is captured. When added to data and measurements, these images allow for a more accurate surgical strategy. LenSx laser surgery offers a level of customization that is groundbreaking and practically impossible with traditional surgical techniques.

Understanding Astigmatism


Astigmatism is a common eye condition. It’s caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, or the eye’s clear front surface. The shape of your cornea and lens should be smooth and symmetrical so that light rays focus precisely on the retina in the back of your eye. Astigmatism occurs when this isn’t the case, resulting in blurry vision.

Astigmatism can get extremely annoying when left untreated because it can blur your vision for both far and near objects. One way to correct astigmatism is with a procedure called limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). The LenSx laser can be used to perform LRIs with precision, allowing for accurate measurement and the most desirable surgical outcomes.

How LenSx Laser Corrects Astigmatism

The LenSx laser can be used to correct astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. In a Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy (LASEK) procedure, a surgeon creates tiny incisions in the corneal surface to reshape it. The LenSx laser is able to create these incisions with accuracy and precision, reducing the risk of complications and optimizing the results for patients.

The LenSx laser also offers a greater level of customization than traditional methods. With a high repetition rate, surgeons can make more precise modifications to the eye in less time, ensuring optimal outcomes for astigmatism correction. Additionally, this procedure is safer than traditional methods because there is no need for hand-held blades or scalpels that could cause infections or other complications during surgery.

Ultimately, if you are considering corrective eye surgery for astigmatism relief, the LenSx laser may be your best option. The level of accuracy and customization offered by this revolutionary technology are unparalleled, making it an ideal choice for those looking to improve their vision.

Get the Clear Vision You Deserve With A Reno Ophthalmologist!

Not seeing clearly? Let Eye Care Professionals show you a better way with our LenSx Laser corrective eye surgery for astigmatism! Our blade-free laser procedure offers unprecedented accuracy and customization—meaning less risk of complications while achieving optimal results. Plus, it’s fast! With high repetition rate capability, our highly trained ophthalmologists can get you back on your way with clearer vision.