Are you frustrated when your glasses get foggy? Does it seem like your contact lenses dry your eyes out or cause irritation most days you wear them?
If you’re tired of the small but frustrating things that come with wearing visual aids, you may have considered a visual correction procedure like LASIK. Most people have heard of LASIK.
It’s not hard to see why because LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures in the world. It’s also among the most successful, with over 96% of patients achieving 20/20 vision or better.
But even knowing all that, is it worth the time, money, and energy of having it? The short answer is yes!
With high patient satisfaction rates, it’s no wonder that LASIK is so popular. Keep reading to find out what makes LASIK worth it and why!
Freedom from Visual Aids
The reason why most people get LASIK is to eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses. When you have a refractive error and need visual aids, you know how frustrating glasses and contact lenses can be.
Glasses are clunky and constantly get in the way, and contact lenses need constant maintenance. Both forms of visual aids can be uncomfortable, and those with sensitive eyes may not even be able to wear contact lenses at all.
But after you get LASIK, you can see without glasses or contact lenses. With effortlessly clear vision, you can stress less about visual aids and spend more time doing the things you love!
Visual freedom will help you see what you didn’t realize was right under your nose. From better vision at concerts to seeing the tiniest minute details while out and about, boundaries impairing your sight will be a thing of the past.
Most Patients Experience 20/20 Vision or Better
Most patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after having LASIK. One of the most significant benefits of LASIK is that it corrects your vision beyond your original prescription.
After LASIK, you’ll see even better than you could when wearing glasses or contact lenses! LASIK corrects your vision by changing the shape of your cornea to correct your unique refractive error.
It’s tailored to your vision more closely than a standard lens prescription, so it helps you see better than any lens can! With clearer vision, you’ll have better depth perception and color perception.
The world will look like it’s brighter and sharper. With LASIK, you can see everything in high definition!
One concern many patients have about LASIK is the expense. Although LASIK can seem out of bounds due to price, that couldn’t be further from the truth thanks to widely available no-interest payment plans.
Most patients choose to use a payment plan, which allows them to pay off the vision correction procedure over time. Because there’s no interest, you don’t have to worry about paying more than the initial cost.
Another way to make LASIK more affordable is using funds from an FSA or HSA to pay for the procedure. Even if you don’t have enough to pay for the whole thing, an FSA or HSA can help you pay for a significant portion while paying off the rest with monthly payments!
Easy Procedure to Undergo
LASIK is quick and easy to undergo and only takes a few minutes per eye. You won’t feel pain because you’ll receive numbing eye drops before the procedure begins.
During LASIK, you may only feel a few seconds of pressure when the flap is created to access your cornea. During most of the procedure, you shouldn’t feel anything when the excimer laser removes a precise amount of tissue from the cornea under the flap.
Your LASIK procedure will be complete in only a few minutes per eye. You can go home after a short time in a recovery room since LASIK is an outpatient procedure.
When you get home from LASIK, your eyes may feel tender as the numbing eye drops wear off. You may notice they feel drier for a day or two, but this should get better in the next day or two after LASIK.
With proper post-operative care, your eyes should feel normal in no time. You have to take some precautions for a few weeks, like avoiding pools, hot tubs, and eye makeup. Your eye doctor will tell you when you can return to all activities.
Many patients feel well enough after LASIK to return to work as soon as the day after the procedure. Within a month, you should feel completely normal and won’t have to take special precautions with your eyes.
Almost Immediate Results that are Long Lasting
LASIK has almost immediate results, unlike other vision correction procedures. Most patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision after having LASIK.
Your vision will only continue to improve as your eyes heal. Initial recovery from LASIK only takes a few weeks, but it technically takes 3-6 months for your eyes to heal completely.
But during this time, your eyes will feel normal. Your vision will continue improving as they heal until they reach their peak. Once you reach your peak, your improved vision is permanent.
LASIK never wears off. Although it can’t prevent age-related eye conditions, you can look forward to many years of clear vision. Having it in your mid to late twenties will give you years, if not decades, of improved vision to look forward to!
LASIK can save you money in the long run by eliminating all the expenses associated with glasses and contact lenses. Think about how much you spend on visual aids every year.
You can save all that money after you get LASIK! Eventually, LASIK pays for itself, making it a long-term financial investment and an investment in your vision!
Do you think LASIK sounds like it’s worth it? Find out if you could be a good LASIK candidate by scheduling your LASIK consultation at New England Eye Center in Boston, MA!
Haven’t you wasted enough time getting by with vision that’s only good enough?