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LASIK and Astigmatism

Astigmatism & LASIK.jpgAstigmatism is a common refractive error, which means that the eye does not focus light properly on the retina (the back of the eye). This condition causes light to focus on areas in front of and/or behind the retina, making vision blurry or distorted at all distances.

Astigmatism occurs when you have an irregularly-shaped cornea. LASIK vision correction can often correct the “football” shaped cornea of astigmatism into more of a “basketball” shape, thereby allowing light to properly focus on the retina and provide clear vision.

Depending on your level of astigmatism, laser vision correction, or other corrective procedures, may be a suitable treatment for you.  To find out more about how advances in LASIK technology have made this popular procedure a viable option for more patients than ever before, contact Dr. Peter Rapoza to schedule your free LASIK Consultation at 617-314-2789 or

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