For the vast majority of eyes, astigmatism can be successfully treated. Many years ago, when laser technology was in its infancy, astigmatism was difficult to correct. Even today most lasers currently available can only treat up to 3 units of astigmatism. The  latest generation of the Allegretto Wavelight utilized by Dr. Robbins is FDA approved to treat twice that amount. If you have been told elsewhere you are not a candidate for LASIK or your prescription is too strong the problem may be with the technology at hand and not your eyes.