LASIK is the safe and effective treatment for correcting common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Although millions of Americans have chosen LASIK to correct their vision, there are still millions more who choose to rely on glasses and contact lenses instead. If you’ve been considering LASIK but have yet to make a consultation with a LASIK surgeon, we can help you make the first step towards clearer vision.
LASIK offers a number of benefits to those with imperfect vision. Here is our list of the top 5 benefits of LASIK:
1. Cost Savings
Although many people would like to have LASIK, they think they can’t afford it. While the upfront cost of LASIK may seem like a lot, it’s actually significantly less than the lifetime commitment to glasses and/or contact lenses (depending on factors such as your age and the type of lenses you require). People continue to wear glasses and contact lenses because they think it is the most-cost effective option in the short-term. Clear vision is priceless and LASIK should be viewed as an investment in your vision for the long-term. Use this cost calculator to compare the cost of your contact lenses to the one-time cost of LASIK. You will see that LASIK pays for itself in just a few years by not having to replace your lenses. In addition, this cost comparison doesn’t account for the cost and maintenance of glasses. If you wear both contact lenses and glasses regularly, you may recover the cost of LASIK even sooner than you think!
2. The Procedure
The LASIK procedure is fast, safe and effective! In less than 15 minutes we can make your dream of clear vision a reality. With little down time and little to no discomfort, you should be able to return to work the next day. Imagine having perfect vision in less than 24 hours! You may experience some irritation and sensitivity in the first few days following the procedure, but this is not uncommon and will fade as you recover.
3. No More Glasses
Never having to wear glasses again might just be the best part about having LASIK. Waking up with clear vision is truly an amazing feeling that you have to experience for yourself. Not reaching for your glasses in the morning may take some getting used to. In addition, if you play sports then you know that glasses and an active lifestyle don’t go well together. Not only can they be a hassle by getting in the way of your game, but you also run the risk of breaking them.
4. No More Contact Lenses
If you are a contact lens wearer, then you’ve probably experienced the irritation and discomfort that often occurs because of them. In addition, contact lenses increase your risk of eye infections. Contact lenses are like sponges for dust and debris that can get into your eyes. Of all the corrective options, they are the least hygienic. For this reason, contact lenses require a certain level of care to reduce the risk of an infection. If you do not clean your contact lenses and replace your solution daily and/or you fall asleep with them in regularly (the number one no-no when it comes to contact lenses), then you should definitely consider LASIK.
5. Accuracy of Results
iLASIK is the most advanced LASIK procedure today. This 3-step procedure uses wavefront technology to map out the unique characteristics of your eyes to create a completely customized treatment. Keep in mind that it will take approximately 3 months for your eyes to fully adjust and stabilize after surgery. Overall, iLASIK increases accuracy, comfort and precision to give you the best results possible.
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We take pride in offering our patients a wide range of corrective services for your eyes. In addition, we provide ocular related cosmetic services including Botox, Juvederm and Latisse for longer, thicker lashes. If you are considering LASIK, contact us to book a free consultation with one of our experienced doctors to determine your candidacy for this life-changing procedure.