In the past, astigmatism treatment was only possible by traditional vision correction methods, namely by suggesting that patients find the proper eye glasses. However, today technological advance has opened before us new solutions and techniques, which are connected to far better and faster effects and increased comfort for the patient.
As has already been stated, in the uncomplicated condition of astigmatism, only corrective lenses are required or utilizing toric contact lenses. In more complicated cases (i.e. irregular astigmatism), although thanks to the current state of knowledge they are easily diagnosed, they with difficulty respond or fail to respond to corrective glasses.
Eye glasses are often insufficient even for wearers with regular astigmatism. Despite the right choice of cylindrical glass lenses (having different shatter proof degrees in the main perpendicular meridians/planes, i.e. they focus the light in two different points), the patient may still experience a sight disorder. These symptoms make it difficult to, i.e. drive a car. In such cases, the ophthalmologist directs the wearing of only toric contact lenses. They assist in the correction of virtually 99% of the cases of astigmatism. The optical zone of such lenses has differing breaking power in the main perpendicular planes and focuses the light in two different points, thus correcting in this way the vision defect caused by astigmatism.
If neither glasses nor contact lenses bring the desired result, then you need to resort to traditional surgical methods, such as the aforementioned implantation of intraocular one-, two- or three- focal toric lenses- or laser surgery.
In our clinic, the laser vision correction procedure is performed by a qualified team of doctors, who display professional skills in the latest treatment methods. The laser correction of astigmatism is one of the safest treatment methods and instantly improves the patient’s quality of life.