Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? There’s a good chance that you’ve already considered LASIK, but you’re still not sure if it’s right for you.
These days, almost everyone has heard of LASIK. You may even know someone who has had it!
It’s become an increasingly popular procedure in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. LASIK is more effective and affordable than ever.
After all, if you could achieve permanent visual freedom, why wouldn’t you? Still on the fence about why you should have LASIK?
Consider the fact that it’s a life-changing procedure. Not only will LASIK help you achieve visual freedom, but it can change how you live your life. Keep reading for 5 of the real reasons LASIK is life-changing!
1. Never Agonize Over Glasses Again
If you wear glasses, you may have had them since you were a kid. You may be nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. LASIK is a permanent way to say goodbye to your glasses and contact lenses as well.
You may think that you’re used to wearing glasses, but they can be incredibly frustrating. How many times have you had to push them up when they’ve fallen down your nose while working out?
Or what happens if you decide to read in bed and fall asleep in them? Repairs and replacements can add up quickly over time.
Even if you have vision insurance, you may still be paying out of pocket for your co-pay for a good pair of replacement frames.
2. Say So Long To The Everyday Annoyances of Glasses
Then there are the pains that come with wearing glasses every day. Fitting hats, helmets, and protective equipment around them can be challenging or flat-out impossible.
Many people may decide to quit instead of trying new sports or hobbies because they need to wear their glasses. Wearing glasses also means that you’re always looking through dirty lenses.
Even if you have a cleaning cloth and spray on you, they never seem to stay clean for more than five minutes at a time. More often than not, a t-shirt or sweatshirt sleeve is the best you have to wipe smudges off your lenses. After that, you hope for the best!
But who wants to look through lenses that are never truly clean? What if you go from somewhere that’s cold to somewhere that’s warm?
Your glasses fog up, and you can’t see for at least a minute or two! Who has the time it takes to wait for their eyeglasses to stop being foggy while standing there temporarily blinded?
These everyday annoyances add up, and if you’re used to them, you may not even notice how much time you’re spending dealing with your glasses. LASIK eliminates these tiny problems without creating a new set of problems.
LASIK makes your life easier, saving you time and money! Why would you say no to saving both of these things if you had the opportunity?
3. Masks and Glasses Don’t Go Together
The world of today is far from normal. Who knew that it would include needing hand sanitizer and an arsenal of masks to leave the house? Before 2020, this was something nobody thought about!
But if you wear glasses, it’s almost inevitable that you’ve dealt with foggy glasses while wearing a mask. This is one of the most frustrating things in our new normal.
No matter how hard you try, your glasses will fog up. You can try an anti-fog spray, pushing your mask higher up your face, or even a different style of mask, but your glasses always get foggy.
As you breathe, air escapes from the top of your mask and fogs up your lenses. It’s simply inevitable! If you’re sick and tired of glasses and masks not playing nicely together, LASIK solves this problem for you.
After all, you won’t need to deal with glasses after LASIK, which makes it pretty appealing right now.
Take the money you’re not spending on traveling or eating out and pay for LASIK
Oh, and one more thing to consider. Since nobody is traveling and fewer people are eating out at restaurants, you can use the money you’re not spending and pay for a LASIK procedure instead.
This is the best possible investment you can make. Investing in yourself is never a bad thing!
4. Never Worry About Contact Lenses Again
Contacts are probably the most popular alternative to glasses. Most people that wear contacts also wear glasses.
There are plenty of varieties of contacts to choose from, and they are virtually invisible. But at the end of the day, they are only a temporary form of vision correction.
For the most comfortable experience wearing contact lenses, dailies are often the best way to go. They are also one of the most expensive kinds of contacts.
But more than that, contacts require an incredible amount of maintenance. If you want your eyes to be healthy, you have to take your contacts out every night before going to bed.
For most people, the next morning involves spending several minutes trying to put in their contacts. Taking contacts out every night and putting them in every morning can be manageable, but it’s easy to get thrown off.
Something as simple as a late-night out or accidentally pulling an all-nighter can be enough to throw you off. Wearing your contacts for too long or even sleeping in them can lead to severe irritation.
Falling asleep in contact lenses can hurt your eyes for days. They’ll feel dry, and you’ll be stuck having to wear glasses while you give your eyes a rest. Nobody really wants to deal with this!
Wearing contacts may mean you can’t stay out as late as your other friends without changing into a pair of glasses. Or it could mean you throw caution to the wind by taking your contacts out and decide you’d rather not see at all.
All of these scenarios can be incredibly frustrating!
Even when you use your contacts as intended, there will still be times where you’ll run into feelings of discomfort. You may not even mean to do something that will irritate your eyes, but wearing contacts increases the chance of it happening.
Wearing contact lenses increases your risk for dry eye and eye infections. That’s a risk that becomes even higher if you rub your irritated eyes.
If you have seasonal allergies, wearing contacts makes your symptoms worse. The endless cycle of putting in contacts, taking them out, and needing to touch your eyes is not ideal when adding pollen into the mix.
Pollen will only create more irritation and make your eyes red and more sensitive. Sure, you may stop using contacts during the spring to give your eyes a break, but then you’re stuck wearing glasses again.
LASIK makes all of these hassles a thing of the past. You don’t have to worry about wearing contacts or glasses because you’ll be able to see perfectly on your own.
And that means more than just doing away with the bad. Seeing with your own two eyes in itself is a life-changing experience. But you have to see it for yourself!
5. See Without Obstructions
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, it’s because of refractive errors. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They occur due to how your cornea is shaped.
Light refracts through the cornea to the back of your eye, and when the cornea is misshapen, it makes what you see appear blurry at certain distances. The lenses in a pair of glasses or contacts correct the way light passes through your eye, which is why they help you see better.
But LASIK permanently changes the shape of your eye. By permanently reshaping the cornea, you can see clearly without any visual aids.
In other words, you can see without needing to use glasses or contact lenses. LASIK isn’t something that temporarily aids your ability to see.
It changes how your eye is shaped so you can see on your own. And seeing on your own without needing anything to look through is life-changing.
There’s something different about seeing everything from beautiful scenery to the people you love completely unobstructed by anything. Being able to see the world through your own eyes is life-altering, and LASIK makes it possible.
Want to see the world as it was always meant to be seen? Take the first step by scheduling your LASIK consultation at See Clearly Vision in Arlington, Rockville, or Tyson’s Corner, today!
Isn’t it time to make 2021 your year for beautiful vision?