Astigmatism question with LASIK. Any suggestions?

hey guys. i have these numbers for my contacts. is this astigmatism considered very high? BC 8.7 DIA 14.5 CYL-2.25 AXIS 180 PWR -4.00 I'm asking because my Lasik doctor said it's very high and they need to use a special laser that costs much more money. The Allegretto Laser, instead of the conventional laser.

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