Yes, LASIK is Life-Changing and Here’s Why

At this point, you’re probably aware of LASIK and the idea of a laser vision correction procedure. Maybe you’ve even considered having LASIK yourself.

If you have refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, LASIK sounds like a dream come true! Who wouldn’t want to finally say they are free of their glasses and contact lenses?

But is visual freedom really life-changing? The answer is yes! How much you’re able to get out of LASIK depends on your lifestyle and needs, but it’s definitely life-changing.

Not convinced or still wondering if LASIK could be right for you? Keep reading to find out why LASIK is life-changing and what it could do for you!

No More Glasses

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If you can’t see without visual aids, glasses are convenient. But their convenience also has some caveats.

For one thing, glasses aren’t exactly flexible. In the literal sense, most pairs are rigid and quite breakable.

How many times have you fumbled around for your glasses and then found them by stepping on them? If you heard a bone-chilling “crunch” then you knew you had some repairs and replacements in your future.

For most people, those are unexpected expenses that may make it harder to pay your bills. Others may like the way their glasses look and consider them a fashion accessory.

But due to their cost, you can only own one or two pairs at a time. Can you really match your entire wardrobe to two pairs of glasses?

Then there are the little inconveniences that come with glasses, like how they fog up when you come inside on a cold day or drink a sip of your coffee on the go.

Lenses of glasses don’t only fog up, either, but they get dirty all the time as well. Going about your day is enough to end up with smudges all over your lenses.

Cleaning those smudges off can also be a struggle, especially if you don’t have glasses cleaner and a cleaning cloth on hand. Wiping your lenses on the hem of your shirt can end up smudging them more and even scratching them.

Getting LASIK means doing away with these issues. It’s a permanent procedure that reshapes your cornea.

No matter what you may have heard, you won’t need to get LASIK again in a few years. Instead, you’ll be able to see without glasses for years and years to come!

Oh and that means you won’t need contacts, either! Can you taste the sweet visual freedom yet?

No More Contacts

For people that don’t love glasses, the next visual aid of choice is contact lenses. But contacts aren’t for everyone.

For some, there’s something about touching their own eye that they can’t handle. Who wants to have to keep track of when they put their contact lenses in and make sure they take them out on time?

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It’s a lot of work when all you want to do is see clearly! But even if you do use contacts and have gotten used to them, they leave something to be desired.

For one thing, they dry your eyes out. You have to use contact lens solution to keep your eyes from getting too dry when you wear contacts.

You could even run the risk of getting an eye infection when you wear contact lenses. If you don’t love contacts and you’re tired of glasses, something has to give.

The obvious solution? Getting a procedure like LASIK.

LASIK means no more discomfort from contact lens wear. Although there is a recovery period after the procedure, it’s short, meaning you can get back to the things you love faster.

Spending a day or two recovering is worth it if you can finally achieve freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Wouldn’t you love to wake up every morning and see without boundaries? LASIK makes this possible!

Save Money

Want to know a secret? LASIK can save you money, especially when you’re no longer paying for glasses or contacts anymore. It may seem unaffordable because it’s an up-front cost, but you need to change how you’re looking at the picture.

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On average, most people spend $500 every year on glasses, contact lenses, and any other accessories that go with them. $500 is not a small amount of money!

That adds up quickly, and it may be more than that when you consider glasses breaking, ordering rush contact lenses, or other accidents you didn’t see coming. Suddenly, the $500 you were spending every year could look more like $1,000 or more.

But what if you no longer had to worry about paying for these visual aids? With a procedure like LASIK, you’re looking at the answer.

Although it’s an up-front cost, there are financing options, flexible payment plans, and of course, the end result of visual freedom. Each year after you get LASIK, you’ll be saving money.

For many people, LASIK pays for itself after only two years. That means that once you’ve hit that point, you’re saving money while enjoying your clear vision.

A Whole New Way of Looking at Things

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LASIK means visual freedom. Without having to worry about glasses or contacts, you’ll be able to enjoy activities more.

Whether it’s working out or binging your favorite TV show on Netflix until all hours of the night, LASIK makes life better. But LASIK is about more than just visual freedom. LASIK can help you see even better than you could with glasses or contacts.

For one thing, LASIK is more precise than your glasses or contact lens prescription ever was. Patients that get LASIK have sharper, clearer, and much more accurate vision than when they wore visual aids.

It’s no wonder that most people have 20/20 vision or better after LASIK! LASIK patients have better depth perception and a wider visual field after LASIK, largely due to no longer having lenses in the way.

Seeing better is great for everyone, but a testament to just how well LASIK can help you see is those who tend to undergo the procedure: athletes. This is true for athletes in different sports who get the vision correction procedure to improve their game.

It works, too. Players tend to score better after getting LASIK thanks to their improved vision.

There’s no need to wait any longer to change your life. Schedule your LASIK consultation at New England Eye Center in Boston, MA to find out if LASIK is right for you!

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