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Can laser eye surgery fix astigmatism, long-sightedness and short-sightedness?

Eye laser surgery certainly can fix all three parameters of ametropia, including astigmatism, short-sightedness, and long-sightedness.

Different platforms perform better for different aspects of pathology.

So SMILE is suitable for myopia or short-sightedness, as well as astigmatism. Whereas LASIK is more suitable for farsightedness, astigmatism, and short-sightedness. PRK can fix all three, but we’ll recommend the most appropriate platform to correct whatever is necessary to fix your problem.

If you want to see if you’re a good candidate to have eye laser surgery, then I encourage you to take the self-test. It will take a few minutes of your time and give you a good idea if you can take the next step into getting better vision without glasses and contact lenses.

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About the expert

Dr Anton van Heerden, MBCHB; FRANZCO
Ophthalmologist & Laser Eye Surgeon

Based in Melbourne, but with a reputation that transcends borders, Dr Van Heerden sets the highest bar for laser vision correction surgery in Australia. While his skills and experience are second to none, it is his fun, caring and down to earth nature that truly set’s him apart from the rest. You can sit back and enjoy the journey knowing every detail has been carefully considered.