If you’ve been thinking about LASIK for a long time, but you’re still on the fence, the information you read here may convince you to take the plunge. If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses and want better vision (who doesn’t?), then you may want to consider this life-changing procedure that uses a laser to reshape your cornea and restore clear, perfect vision.
If you’re fearful of eye procedures or are not yet convinced that LASIK will change your life, you are not alone. Many people put off LASIK for years before they realize the benefits of the procedure far outweigh any fears they may have. When it’s all over, most LASIK patients can’t believe they were so worried about something that doesn’t hurt and changes their life in so many ways.
By choosing the one-time only expense of LASIK, you will spend less money compared to the ongoing expense of wearing glasses and/or contact lenses. Based on averages, people typically spend about $250 on contact lenses during a 12-month period. Now, add to that the yearly cost of contact solution, which is about $200. If you wear eyeglasses, you know that expense can be anywhere from $100 to several hundred dollars depending on your lens prescription, the type of frames you choose, and whether or not you need or want prescription sunglasses. Then you have to factor in the cost of updating your prescription every so often, and as we get older, the need for stronger lenses becomes more frequent. When you add these yearly costs up over the course of your lifetime, the totals far exceed the price of LASIK.
You experience the benefits of LASIK immediately—often 20/20 vision or better after years or decades of needing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Also, while your allergies won’t go away, life without contact lenses will reduce the time you suffer with itchy, red, water eyes from contact lens irritation. Think about how much simpler your life will be without having to put in, take out, and order contact lenses. You never have to worry about losing your glasses again or forgetting your prescription sunglasses when you leave the house.
You won’t have to worry about falling asleep watching TV and possibly waking up to bent or broken eyeglasses. With LASIK, you can enjoy all activities, and you will never have to say, “Wait! Let me get my glasses” again. Not only will you not have to worry about breaking or bending your frames, worrying about losing your eyeglasses will be a thing of the past. Some glasses are so expensive, most of us can only afford one pair, and when that pair is misplaced, we have to wait weeks for the replacement pair of glasses to be made.
If you’re still undecided about whether or not to get LASIK, please just consider how many ways your life will be forever changed with this amazing procedure that has restored clear, perfect vision to millions of people around the world. Talk to a LASIK surgeon near you.