6 Ways Life Improves After LASIK

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Have you made the decision that it is time to get LASIK? LASIK eye surgery can fix refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Keep reading for six amazing ways your life will change after having LASIK!

1. No More Glasses or Contacts

Say goodbye to ordering contacts, buying solution, and putting in contacts. You can also stop worrying about always losing or breaking your glasses. After having LASIK, there’s no need for glasses or contacts!

Ever gotten caught in the rain in your glasses? No more of that hassle either. Without having to worry about glasses, you can pick out cute sunglasses. Or even cheap sunglasses! Just make sure they protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays from the sun.

There are specific careers where not wearing glasses or contacts is very beneficial. If you’re part of military personnel, police, firemen, or rescue personnel, glasses and contacts don’t work.

Soldiers stationed abroad shouldn’t have to worry about glasses or contacts when they are protecting our country. It’s likely that there may not be an eye doctor on base, which makes wearing contacts or glasses harmful.

Getting LASIK makes these soldiers safer because they don’t have to worry about how they will see.

2. Quick Results

After LASIK, patients may notice improvements in their vision within a few hours. Within 24 hours, your vision will already have improved significantly.

After 48 hours, you should be able to go back to many of your normal activities like work and most hobbies.

3. Vision Improvements

After having LASIK, patients experience significant improvements in their vision. Most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better after LASIK. Almost all patients who have LASIK do not need glasses or contacts.

4. Take Joy In More Activities

Trying to play sports while wearing glasses or contacts can be difficult. People do not want to break their glasses, need to buy new ones or their contacts fall out.

People especially do not want to wear uncomfortable sports goggles. By getting LASIK, you are getting rid of the issues and can take part in sports at the level you want.

5. Save Money

While LASIK may seem expensive because of upfront costs, it saves you money over time. On average, most people spend $500 per year on glasses, contacts, and accessories.

The one time cost of LASIK is cheaper than the monthly or annual costs of these items. Think about what you could do with an extra $500 every year!

6. Minimal Allergy Symptoms

Contacts are not great for people with allergies because they require you to touch your eyes. You have to insert them, remove them, and adjust them throughout the day.

If you have bad allergies and are always touching your eyes, you’re putting pollen into your eyes. This causes your allergy symptoms to continue acting up and makes you more miserable.

Getting LASIK stops this cycle in its tracks. This is especially important if you’re in the middle of allergy season! If you get LASIK before allergy season, think about how much better allergy season will be.

Getting LASIK surgery will change your life for the better! Want to find out if LASIK is right for you? Take our online LASIK self-test or Schedule a LASIK consultation at Mid Ohio Eye in Columbus, OH now! It’s as simple as that!