LASIK is a life-changing procedure. It can provide you with the visual freedom that you’ve been craving while streamlining so many different aspects of your life.
You may have been considering having LASIK for some time, but you haven’t been able to take it any further. But now is the perfect time to finally schedule a LASIK consultation and find out if you’re a candidate!
Why? It’s spring! Spring is one of the best times of the year, especially if you’re considering having a procedure like LASIK. There are plenty of benefits that come along with having LASIK and finally achieving visual freedom.
Keep reading for 5 reasons it may be time for LASIK this spring!
1. You Want to Be Ready for Summer
It may be spring, but before you know it, summer will be right around the corner! Do you want to spend another summer dealing with the frustration of wearing glasses or contact lenses?
Summer is one of the best times of the year to go without glasses or contacts. Think about it: during the warm weather, most people spend more time traveling, swimming, and of course, being outdoors.
Glasses and contacts can make it much more difficult to complete these activities without being held back. Love to camp on hot summer nights?
Camping is hard enough when you’re dealing with a tent, not having running water, and sleeping on the ground. When you add worrying about losing your glasses or wondering how you’re going to change your contacts without a sink and mirror, it can become a disaster.
Hot summer days are for spending time at the pool or the beach swimming. But if you wear contact lenses, swimming becomes a lot more complicated.
You aren’t technically supposed to go swimming in a pool with contact lenses since chlorine can damage them. Wearing glasses isn’t much better since there’s a good chance you’ll take them off to go swimming and either forget where you put them or somehow end up stepping on them.
Don’t forget how frustrating contacts and sand at the beach can be either. Tiny grains of sand almost always find a way to get into your eyes and then irritate your eyes and your contacts. There has to be something better between these two things when it comes to seeing while swimming!
That something better is LASIK. You’ll be able to enjoy swimming again once you’ve gone through a short recovery period after having LASIK, which is why having LASIK in the spring is the best idea. It will give you plenty of time to recover and then you’ll be able to have your best summer ever! What could be better than that?
2. You’re Looking for a Way to Use Your Tax Refund
If you’ve just filed your taxes before the deadline, as many people have, you’re probably expecting a refund. Or maybe you weren’t expecting a refund but now, you’re wondering how you should spend your refund.
A great way to use your tax refund is by paying for LASIK if you can afford it. Laser vision correction procedures like LASIK allow you to invest in your future and save you money in the long run!
If you’re concerned that using your tax refund won’t pay for the entire procedure, look into the financing options we offer at See Clearly Vision. With options like CareCredit and financing plans, you could pay off your procedure in as little as six months!
After paying it off, you’ll own your new clear vision, and LASIK will truly start paying for itself.
3. You Need to Tackle Your Seasonal Allergies
Spring is allergy season, as you already know if you suffer from seasonal allergies. But did you know that wearing contact lenses regularly may contribute to the eye irritation you experience during allergy season?
When you’re wearing contacts, it’s much easier to get pollen in your eyes because it sticks to the lens and can even get trapped under your contact. Because pollen gets on everything, like your clothes, hair, car, and even your pet, you can get the allergen on your hands without noticing.
If you have pollen on your hands and then need to remove your contact lenses, suddenly you’ve introduced an allergen right into your eyes without even meaning to! It’s a vicious cycle, especially during allergy season.
Pollen is bad for anyone that suffers from allergies. Still, it’s especially problematic if you get it trapped in your eyes. If you decide to stop wearing contact lenses, you may notice that your eyes start to feel better.
The simple solution during allergy season is to reduce how much time you spend wearing contacts. But if you want relief, LASIK could be the key.
When you no longer need to wear visual aids like glasses and contact lenses, it makes allergy season much more manageable. This is simply because you no longer have to touch your eyes several times a day to put in and take out contact lenses.
4. You Want to Enjoy the Scenery
For most patients, LASIK eliminates the need to wear glasses or contacts. In fact, most people that have LASIK end up with 20/20 vision or better!
Besides the fact that most people achieve visual freedom when they get LASIK, they also end up with the best vision they’ve ever had. Getting LASIK means that you’ll see better than you ever could when you wore glasses or contacts.
LASIK has been shown to improve patients’ depth perception, visual field, and color perception. What does that mean?
It means that you’ll see the world around you as brighter, clearer, and more beautiful! What better time is there to enjoy seeing more color than when everything is in bloom?
Having LASIK in the spring means you can put your new vision to the test. Why not take in the vibrant beauty of the Mid-Atlantic region, complete with stunning tulips, lush hydrangeas, and endless wildflowers?
5. You’re Ready to Stop Listening to Untrue LASIK Myths
Have you had a LASIK consultation and found out that you’re a good candidate for the procedure? If the idea of visual freedom sounds appealing, ask yourself what’s stopping you.
There’s a lot of misinformation about LASIK, especially online, that could stand in your way of deciding to undergo the procedure. For one thing, LASIK is permanent.
It corrects refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It permanently corrects these by reshaping your cornea. You will not need to have LASIK again.
It’s important to remember that LASIK is a surgical procedure, which is a good thing. After all, only people who have a LASIK consultation and qualify as candidates for the procedure can undergo LASIK.
It’s this fact that underscores why LASIK is as safe and reliable as it is. If you find out that LASIK isn’t right for you, there are other laser vision correction procedures you may be a better fit for instead. Your surgeon can discuss these with you during your consultation.
At the end of the day, choosing to get LASIK is a fantastic way to achieve visual freedom and see the world without boundaries. If you want to live your life and enjoy every minute, LASIK may be right for you!
Ready to find out if you’re a LASIK candidate? Take the first step by scheduling your LASIK consultation at See Clearly Vision in Tysons Corner or Arlington with one of our eye doctors today!