Astigmatism occurs when the eye is a less rounded shape than usual.  Often referred to as being shaped more like a rugby ball (toroidal) rather than a football (Spherical). Astigmatism is created when the cornea of the eye has two different degrees of curvature, one steeper and one flatter which makes it impossible for the eye to focus light perfectly onto the retina.

People with astigmatism will often be able to see vertical objects clearly but horizontal ones may be blurred, or vice versa.  Astigmatism is a common disorder, which often co-exists with short or long-sightedness.


Laser eye surgery (LASEK or LASIK) can be effective in treating astigmatism up to about five dioptres.


To find out how laser eye surgery can help you, book a complimentary Laser Eye Surgery Consultation by calling 0114 2711564.