Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? Are you tired of fumbling around to see before you get up in the morning?
If you’re ready for something permanent, you may have thought about LASIK. Maybe you’ve considered the vision correction procedure but wondered if it’s worth it.
You should know that LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures in the world for a reason. It’s a highly effective and low-risk procedure that can change your life by giving you 20/20 vision or better, eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses!
But if that isn’t enough to convince you, keep reading to discover why LASIK is worth it!
LASIK is a quick and painless procedure that takes only a few minutes per eye. Although you’ll be awake while it’s happening, you’ll receive numbing eye drops to ensure you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
LASIK is a low-risk procedure because it doesn’t require general anesthesia. When you get LASIK, your surgeon will first numb your eyes with eye drops.
After the numbing drops have a chance to spread over the surface of your eye, your surgeon will create a flap in the cornea with a femtosecond laser. Creating a flap with the femtosecond laser only takes a few seconds.
Once they’ve created the flap, it gets lifted and pulled back. Then, a pre-programmed excimer laser removes the tissue under the flap to correct your refractive error.
Afterward, they will replace the flap, which acts as a natural bandage while your eyes heal. Because the flap acts as a bandage, there’s no need for stitches or sutures.
With this, your LASIK procedure is finished, and you can go home. Because LASIK does not have a long recovery, most patients can return to work the day after improving their vision.
The initial recovery from LASIK is quite fast. Your eyes may feel irritated and drier than usual for a few days after the procedure, but with proper post-surgical care, you should feel like yourself in no time.
Remember to use your prescribed eye drops as directed to prevent infection and reduce inflammation and follow your eye doctor’s instructions. You should feel fine after a few days. You’ll need to take precautions for about a month to keep your eyes safe and healthy.
Stay away from pools and any bodies of water, keep water (including tap water) out of your eyes, avoid strenuous exercise, and wear eye shields if you’re told to. After about a month, you won’t have to worry about limitations while enjoying your new vision to the fullest.
Most patients experience almost immediate visual improvement after getting LASIK surgery. But your vision will only continue to improve as your eyes heal.
Technically, full recovery from the procedure takes 3-6 months. Most of that time, you should feel normal without taking precautions beyond the first month.
You’ll also notice your vision continues to improve. Once your eyes are fully healed, you’ll have reached your peak vision. Although you can look forward to seeing results right after LASIK, these visual improvements will also keep coming in the months after having LASIK.
You may have heard that LASIK eventually “wears off,” but this isn’t true.
LASIK permanently changes the shape of your eye to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Before you can get LASIK, you need to have stable vision.
Having stable vision and a prescription that’s remained unchanged for a year or more ensures that the vision correction procedure will remain effective. Most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better after LASIK, and those results last.
Remember that getting LASIK will not prevent you from developing age-related eye conditions like presbyopia and cataracts. Getting LASIK in your mid to late twenties will ensure you can look forward to many years of improved vision. If you’re thinking about LASIK, why wait any longer?
LASIK can provide you with complete freedom from visual aids like glasses and contact lenses. Incredible vision is a significant benefit of having LASIK, but seeing without contact lenses or glasses is the main draw of LASIK for many patients.
Glasses can be a pain, but contact lenses aren’t for everyone, so LASIK is an excellent alternative for patients who are sick of their glasses and can’t wear contact lenses. But LASIK is also a fantastic choice if you’re tired of the annoyances that come with depending on contact lenses.
Whether they get too dry or you accidentally lose one, they are often inconvenient when you need them to perform at their best. Whatever your reason for getting LASIK is, visual freedom can improve your life, allowing you to be more prepared for everything the world throws at you.
You can do more of what you love without glasses and contacts holding you back!
LASIK is an investment in your future. But it isn’t just an investment in your vision; it’s also a financial investment.
That’s right, when you get LASIK, you can also save money in the long run. While LASIK seems expensive, it can be affordable at See Clearly Vision thanks to widely-available no-interest payment plans offered through CareCredit.
You can easily pay off your procedure with low monthly payments without spending a penny more than its actual cost. But better than that, LASIK saves you money long-term by eliminating the cost of glasses and contact lenses.
Think about how much you spend on glasses and contacts every year. Once you have LASIK, these expenses will be a thing of the past. Most LASIK patients pay off their procedure after only two years. After that, you’ll save money every year. It’s true that LASIK pays for itself and so much more.
Are you ready to invest in yourself? Learn more by requesting a LASIK consultation at See Clearly Vision in McLean and Arlington, VA, now! Isn’t it time for better vision than you ever dreamed possible?