LASIK is one of the safest elective surgical procedures in the world. LASIK treats common refractive errors such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. The surgery involves reshaping the cornea so that light can properly focus on the retina, resulting in clearer vision. Yet, laser eye surgery can make people nervous. If you have considered starting your LASIK journey, then you’ve come to the right blog.
Reasons Why LASIK May Be a Better Solution Than Glasses or Contact Lenses
- While wearing contact lenses can be a safe and effective way to correct vision problems, overuse or misuse of contact lenses can result in rare, yet serious eye infections and poor eye health.
- LASIK patients may rely less on the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. While it can never be promised that you will be 100% free of glasses or contacts, LASIK patients are very happy to be free of them.
- The LASIK procedure itself generally takes about 15 minutes per eye. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning you go home the same day. After surgery, you will have several follow-up exams at specific intervals to make sure you are healing and seeing properly. Recovery time can be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks as your vision stabilizes.
- Consider the long term cost. We’ve all seen the ads: LASIK Starting at $250* an eye. Sounds great, right? But beware. The quoted LASIK rates typically mean that you will not receive the personalized care that you deserve from an elective surgical procedure. It also may mean you are not receiving the more advanced technologies and customized procedures that an experienced surgeon like Dr. Burns works with. LASIK requires an up-front investment, but that doesn’t mean it’s more expensive than glasses or contacts in the long run. Imagine how much money you’ll save over time paying for LASIK once versus years of paying for glasses and contacts. We also have financing and payment options available.
Let’s face it. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up every morning and see the clock on your phone clearer without scrambling to put on glasses or worry about if you had slept in your contacts? You don’t have to worry about packing solutions and contact lens cases before going vacation. Better yet, you don’t have to worry about forgetting solutions and cases while on vacation.
Outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, running, biking, swimming, etc. are made easier with LASIK versus contact lenses and glasses. With LASIK, you don’t have to worry about the humidity fogging up your glasses or the risk of a contact lens falling out or getting torn.
Are you ready to start your LASIK journey? Feel free to call our office at (502) 245-0305 or fill out our contact form to schedule a quick and free evaluation. You will personally speak with Dr. Burns when you come in for your free screening exam, whether you’re a new or established patient with us. He will let you know if you are a good LASIK candidate or if you are a candidate for a different type of corrective eye procedure. We are more than happy to answer or address any questions or concerns you may have.