Football, Astigmatism and LASIK

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Football, Astigmatism and LASIK

Not sure what our laser vision patients who are Ravens and Redskins fans have been happier about this week…Their great vision after their laser procedure or the fact that the 2011 NFL season is underway. Believe it or not, a football and laser vision correction do have something in common.  Some people have corneas that are shaped much like a football. We use the term astigmatism to describe that shape. Most of our laser vision patients have astigmatism that is easily corrected by our excimer laser. And for our patients who have astigmatism and need Cataract Surgery we can correct their astigmatism with astigmatism correcting toric lens implants.  If you have astigmatism and desire to be less dependent or even free from the hassle of glasses or contacts, think about LASIK and maybe the next time you’ll be seeing your favorite NFL team in a whole new way.