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Types of Astigmatism Surgery and Costs in Utah Astigmatism Surgery Information for Utah Residents

Astigmatism is when a person has blurry vision because they can't get one point to focus and become sharp. There are ways to correct astigmatism. You can wear glasses, get special contacts that are for astigmatism, or you can have astigmatism surgery. The only thing is that insurance will not cover astigmatism surgery at all as it is not a necessary surgical procedure. So, that means you are on your own to finance it.

There are several types of surgical procedures for astigmatism. They are: PRK, LASIK, LASEK, LTK, and AK. Each astigmatism surgical procedure differs from the others in sometimes small ways and other times in major ways. First is PRK. That is the surgical procedure where the surgeon uses a UV laser to reshape the superficial and even inner layers of the cornea. With PRK, there is no cutting on the eye. LASIK, which is quite possibly the most well known type of astigmatism surgery is when the surgeon uses a blade to scrape the surface of the cornea, then creates a flap so that a laser can be used on the cornea tissue in order to reshape it.

With the LASEK procedure, there is a little bit of both the PRK and LASIK procedures combined into one surgery. The surgeon uses alcohol solution in order to get rid of some of the epithelial tissue so that a flap can be created. Once there is a flap, the surgeon can use a laser to perform the cornea reshaping to correct the astigmatism. During the LTK procedure, there is a type of laser used to reshape the cornea in a matter of a few seconds. It is called a non-contact laser. The main issue with the LTK procedure is that it is not very long-lasting. The AK procedure is the standard, non-laser astigmatism surgical procedure. During AK, the surgeon uses a tiny blade to cut a couple of incisions in the steep end of the cornea, which makes it change shape and correct the problem.

Most residents of Utah are concerned with the cost of getting astigmatism surgery since insurance does not cover it at all. Depending on which astigmatism surgery you get, you are likely to spend anywhere from $2,500 to $6,000 per eye. That is a lot of money to most Utah residents so, unless you have the time to save it up, you will have to find financing through a third party in order to get your astigmatism surgery in Utah.

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The Mount Ogden Eye Center
1551 S Renaissance Towne Dr., Suite #340
Bountiful, UT 84010
Insight Eye Specialists
2255 N 1700 W, Suite 100
Layton, UT 84041
Excel Eye Center
220 North 1200 East, Suite 101
Lehi, UT 84043
Clayson Eye Center
4403 Harrison Blvd. #3600
Ogden, UT 84403
Country Hills Eye Center
875 Country Hills Drive
Ogden, UT 84403
Cataract & LASIK Center of Utah
175 North 400 West
Orem, UT 84057
Utah Valley Eye Center
1055 N. 300 West
Provo, UT 84604
Advanced Eye Care
1250 East 3900 South, Suite 310
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Moran Eye Center
6360 South 3000 East, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Eye Institute of Utah
755 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Rocky Mountain Eye Care
4400 South 700 East, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Howard A. Katzman, M.D.
1485 East 3900 South, Suite 104
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Daynes Eye & LASIK
324 10th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Hoopes Vision
10011 S. Centennial Pkwy., Suite 400
Sandy, UT 84070
Davis Vision Center
1325 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

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