5 Unexpected Benefits of LASIK

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The majority of the candidates for LASIK are simply happy enough with the freedom from glasses and contacts. What they often overlook are some of the more subtle benefits they’ll receive on a daily basis.

These subtle benefits are what make LASIK uniquely special and life changing for patients. Let’s take a look at the top 5 unexpected benefits patients receive when they choose LASIK.

You Save Money in the Long Run

Initially, LASIK can be a financial investment for you and your budget. The procedure can sometimes cost anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 per eye. With smart planning and a good financing plan, you can make it work without having to alter your lifestyle.

Thinking about it in the long run, you’re saving thousands of dollars that would have originally gone toward frames, lenses, contacts, contact solution, and optometrist appointments. You’ll also no longer be at risk of accidentally breaking your glasses and scrambling to buy a replacement pair. A one-time cost that will rid you of all eyewear costs.

Improved Self Confidence and Enhanced Lifestyle

Lifestyle benefits are endless with Lasik. For parents of young children that wish to provide safety for their children regardless of the situation – playing in the surf, rough-housing at home, or trying to escape an emergency. Parents want to be available for even the simplest but important tasks, like finding one’s way through the house at night when a child needs you. Another lifestyle benefit with Lasik is the freedom to travel without the hassle of glasses and contacts. Image the convenience of having less to pack, less to care for, and perhaps, most important, less to lose.

You’ll no longer find yourself being self-conscious because of your bulky frames, or constantly pushing your glasses up as they slide down your nose. You’ll have a newfound confidence that you never thought possible. You’ll want to take on the world. Don’t be surprised if you begin to feel a little like you’ve gone from shy Clark Kent to fearless Superman.

Enhanced Sports and Recreational Freedom

If you’ve ever had to wear glasses while trying to play sports you know that it can be extremely frustrating and limiting. No one wants to risk breaking their glasses and having to buy new ones nor does anyone want to wear bulky, uncomfortable sports goggles.

With LASIK eye surgery, all of these daunting issues and unattractive scenarios disappear. No longer will you have to deal with sweat dripping down on your lenses or risk taking off your goggles only to be left with a perfect imprint of them on your skin. Now, because of LASIK, your vision is sharper than it’s ever been and you no longer have to deal with the issues of sports and eyewear.

Benefits For Military Personnel

Vision is an important part of your job if you are in the military. Glasses can often interfere with your duties or be a nuisance to you while trying to complete active tasks. If you are retired or still an active-duty member of the military, LASIK can enhance the clarity of your vision and free you from the constant upkeep of glasses or contacts.

A soldier traveling abroad may not always have readily available access to eye specialists. If glasses are damaged or contacts lost while on duty, they have to perform important and sometimes life-saving tactics without the ability to see clearly. This also applies to Fire, Police, and Rescue workers as well. LASIK can solve this problem and improve their vision so that they can act in dangerous situations without visual impairment.

In addition to helping their performance, LASIK can also be a cheaper alternative for soldiers. If you are an active member of the U.S. military, this procedure may be available to you free of charge or at a discounted rate, depending on your eligibility and the nature of your duties. Check your insurance plan and speak with service officials before getting this procedure done, as it can disqualify some military personnel from specific fields of duty.

Reduced Allergy Symptoms

Anyone who wears contacts can tell you how often you’re required to touch your eyes. Every day you need put your contacts in, take them out, and if one of the lenses gets moved out of place, you’re forced to readjust and touch your eye until you get it back to where it needs to be.

To make matters worse, if you have bad allergies, your eyes will begin to itch like never before. All sorts of pollen can get on your hands and fingers, and then when you go to remove contact lens all the pollen gets caught on your eye. Anyone who’s ever experienced this can tell you that it’s not a very pleasant experience.

Once you have LASIK you are no longer required to touch your eyes. No more fishing around your eyeball to find that contact lens that’s slipped to what feels like the other side of your eye. You really won’t have any reason to touch your eyes anymore, which in turn, will drastically reduce the risk of itchy eyes from allergies.

The expected and unexpected benefits of LASIK are numerous and can improve your overall quality of life. To find out more about the LASIK procedure or to find out if you are a good candidate give us a call!

The doctors at Virginia Eye Consultants have either authored or reviewed the content on this site.

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