Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
Board certified Atlanta laser eye surgeon, Dr. Farooq Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute, was interviewed on November 3rd to clear up the confusion that most of his patients have when it comes to knowing what Astigmatism is and how one can be diagnosed with this condition. “Astigmatism is when the eye has difficulty focusing sharply on an object and therefore the result is blurred vision. This happens because the shape of the eye doesn’t take on the typical, spherical shape it does in people who do not have Astigmatism, so light that’s refracted from the eye doesn’t give the person a whole, clear view of what he or she is seeing,” states Dr. Ashraf. “Astigmatism, plain and simple is just the inability to see clearly. It’s very common and it can be treated.”
Astigmatism can be diagnosed after an eye doctor performs a proper eye exam. There are different options to treating Astigmatism and one of those treatment options is laser eye surgery. “Refractive or laser eye surgery allows the shape of the cornea to be changed so that when light hits the eye and refracts, the patient will be able to see objects clearly as opposed to before when they appeared blurry,” says Dr. Ashraf. “Other options can be explored as well.”
Dr. Ashraf has performed over 40,000 LASIK surgeries in Atlanta and his clinic in Dubai. He completed advanced corneal and refractive surgery training at the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, which has been ranked as one of the top medical schools in the nation.
If you would like to have a consultation with Dr. Ashraf about any eye problems you may be experiencing or are interested in learning more about the Atlanta Vision Institute, call 770-622-2488 or visit atlanta2020.com to book your appointment online!