Are you tired of glasses and contact lenses? Since becoming FDA approved in 1999, LASIK has changed millions of people’s lives.
If you’re a qualified candidate for the procedure, LASIK can provide you with the visual freedom you’ve always wanted but have never been able to achieve.
You may even know someone who has already had LASIK and could be wondering if it’s right for you. Keep reading for 6 reasons to consider having LASIK!
1. It Makes It Easier To Be Physically Active
Do you lead a physically demanding lifestyle?
Those that are more active people often choose LASIK to avoid the inconvenience of glasses. Losing or damaging your glasses will never again ruin your vacation or cut the weekend short.
It’ll also make your next run outside at Lehigh Parkway in the spring a little easier because you won’t have to deal with glasses sliding down your nose every five minutes.
You’ll never worry about breaking a pair while hiking a mountain or skiing, either. Camping is more comfortable when you don’t need to insert or remove contacts with dirty hands.
When all you want to do is enjoy the great outdoors, you don’t want to have to think about how unhygienic and dangerous it is to be wearing contact lenses, do you?
Do you play contact sports like wrestling or football? You’re more likely to lose your contacts during practice or matches.
This situation could leave you vulnerable without proper vision, putting you at risk for injury. You won’t need to carry around extra contacts when you no longer need them after LASIK.
Welders and builders also appreciate the freedom of no longer needing glasses after LASIK. If you have a more hands-on career, you don’t need to wrangle goggles over your frames.
You’ll also no longer need to worry about seeing if you don’t have your prescription glasses and need to wear your goggles. Even members of the armed forces benefit from the independence that comes from visual freedom!
2. You’ll Save Money
Do you dread visits to the eye doctor because you’ll likely need a new prescription? Maybe you’ve had to purchase several pairs of glasses each year because you’ve lost or broken them.
With LASIK, many people experience improved sight immediately after the procedure is over. Others may need a few days or weeks before their vision stabilizes. All of these things are normal!
If you wear glasses, you may have more than one pair to match different outfits or stay on-trend. With LASIK, it’s unnecessary to drop several hundred dollars every year to ensure you can see well.
If you still want to wear glasses for fashion reasons, there’s no reason you can’t pick up a pair that doesn’t have a prescription!
Many people that wear glasses know the frustrations that come with wearing prescription sunglasses. They can add another several hundred dollars to your yearly eye care bills.
LASIK improves your sight, so you don’t need specialized sunglasses if you want to have fun in the sun! Instead, you can wear the sunglasses that you want to.
It is important to note that any sunglasses you purchase should provide you with UVA and UVB protection from the sun’s rays. If you’re not sure, check the tag on the back of your sunglasses.
If your sunglasses don’t have them, make sure you buy a pair that does have them! This ensures that your eyes are sufficiently protected from the sun.
3. LASIK Won’t Cause You Any Pain
Although LASIK is a procedure that involves your eyes, it is not painful. It’s all thanks to the numbing eye drops that patients receive before LASIK begins.
The eye drops help ensure that your eyes are completely numb, meaning you won’t feel a thing. The most you may feel during the procedure is some slight discomfort, but it should only last a few seconds at most.
After the procedure is over, the numbing eye drops will start to wear off. Once this occurs, your eyes may feel dry, irritated, or uncomfortable.
You can use prescription eye drops and over-the-counter pain medications for any side effects you may experience as you recover after LASIK. It’s a small price to pay for visual freedom!
4. It’s Low Risk, High Reward
Did you know that LASIK surgery has a 96% satisfaction rate with patients who have had the procedure? The procedure has a 99 percent success rate of patients achieving 20/40 vision or better.
Around 90 percent of recipients end up with 20/20 vision or better. Although LASIK has a high success rate, it’s essential to realize that it cannot fight the effects of aging.
You may have great results from the procedure but, you may still develop presbyopia or cataracts later on. LASIK can only treat current eye problems and can’t treat future eye conditions.
5. You’ll Reduce Allergy Problems
Allergies can cause itchy, red eyes that can be distracting. If you have allergies and wear contacts, you may be in a vicious cycle of irritation.
You could get pollen in your eyes and on your contact lenses during allergy season without even knowing it. If your eyes are irritated, you may rub your eyes and accidentally dislodge your contact to relieve your symptoms.
You could even damage the contacts or scratch your eyes. Wearing glasses during allergy season can be inconvenient.
Pollen and dust may collect on the lenses, making it difficult to see. Allergy season is more comfortable when you don’t have to rely on glasses or contacts.
6. You Can Gain Self-Confidence
Some people are embarrassed to wear glasses. They may not feel comfortable with contacts or have a prescription that requires them to wear glasses.
You may feel like you’re hiding behind your frames or dislike the glare from your lenses in photos and videos. Increase your self-confidence by getting LASIK so you can stop wearing glasses.
You’ll never again fumble with putting glasses on in a meeting. You won’t hesitate to join in on an activity because you’re concerned about vision limitations.
You won’t be ashamed of forgetting your glasses at home and struggling to read a restaurant menu or a theater marquee. They may sound like tiny things, but LASIK can change your life for the better in so many ways!
Are you wondering if LASIK could be right for you? There’s only one way to find out. Schedule your FREE LASIK consultation at Bausch Eye Associates in Allentown, PA, today!