If you’ve worn glasses or contacts for a while, it may seem like there are very few alternatives. Most people have heard of LASIK, but many don’t know what the surgery entails or how it works. The good news is, LASIK surgery is quick, accurate, and long lasting.
If you haven’t considered LASIK before, here are four reasons why you should.
Find Visual Freedom
The obvious benefit to getting LASIK surgery is being able to see without glasses or contacts. This may seem simple, but imagine all the stress you can avoid if you didn’t have to think about what you’re wearing every day. You won’t have to worry about:
- Losing or breaking your glasses
- Scratching your lenses
- Waking up with dry eyes because you fell asleep with your contact lenses in
- Running out of contacts before you remember to order more
After LASIK, you can enjoy being able to see every day without having to worry about other details!
Save Money in the Long Run
LASIK isn’t a cheap procedure — the price tag can put off a lot of people. But LASIK surgery is also a one-time expense, followed by years of never having to buy glasses, contacts, or additional accessories. A pair of glasses may not cost as much as LASIK, but all the glasses you’ll have to buy and replace over your lifetime? That adds up. Consider the long term cost of having to continually buy items to correct your vision instead of just focusing on the one big price tag.
Worry-Free Exercise and Travel
Exercise can be difficult with both glasses and contacts, whether you’re swimming, playing sports, or even just running. Sweat gets everywhere, glasses fog, and contacts can irritate your eyes and make it harder to focus on your workout. And when you travel, while you may not be sweating, you’ll have to be extra careful to keep track of where you put your glasses and contacts. Not only that, when you do anything near water, you have to worry about losing your glasses over the side of the boat or getting sprayed in the eye and ruining your contacts. With LASIK, you don’t have to worry about traveling anywhere or being as active and adventurous as you want.
Being Able to See Your Beautiful Face!
This last one may seem obvious, but wearing glasses is a definitive look. If you’ve worn then all your life, your friends and family are probably still shocked at your appearance whenever you take them off. And maybe contacts don’t work for you — so you feel like you’re stuck hiding your face. With LASIK, you can free yourself up to explore a ton of new looks. Maybe you want to experiment with eye makeup, or try a new haircut that never could work with your glasses. The possibilities are nearly endless when you don’t have to worry about being able to see! If you want to find out if LASIK is right for you, contact Chesen Laser Eye Center today for a consultation!