I’ve been wearing glasses since a very young age and contact lenses since high school. I’ve been seriously thinking about looking into laser eye treatment. If you have been, too, then you’ll appreciate today’s guest article by Brooke Chaplan.
Lasik surgery is a procedure that can correct astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness in people of nearly any age. This procedure involves using a laser in order to gently reshape the cornea. If you have been contemplating getting LASIK eye surgery, then you should ask your eye doctor if this procedure is right for you. Below is a list of reasons you should get this procedure and why it’s nothing to be afraid of.
Lasik surgery is a very safe procedure. In fact, the chance of having a serious complication after this procedure is less than one percent. Infections are possible after Lasik surgery, however using eye drops can greatly reduce the risk of them developing. Another common complaint is dry eyes after the procedure has been completed and sometimes eyesight can worsen at night or certain distances and you may still need glasses. The vast majority of patients have stated that they were satisfied with the surgery though, and have said they would undergo the procedure again.
Quick Recovery Time
A lengthy recovery time often follows many procedures. However, most patients recover quickly after getting Lasik surgery. Although you will need to have someone to drive you home afterwards, you may be able to return to your normal activities a few days after your procedure.
Lasik surgery has given millions of patients phenomenal results. In fact, 95 percent have an improvement in vision after getting Lasik surgery and eighty-five percent have 20/20 vision after getting Lasik surgery. Keep in mind that it may take up to three months for your vision to stabilize, but the results are usually permanent. Furthermore, the vast majority of patients do not require a follow-up procedure.
May Eliminate the Need for Glasses or Contacts
Many people get Lasik surgery because they no longer want to wear glasses or contacts. Because most have 20/20 vision after they recover from this procedure, you will not have to wear these corrective items anymore. Not having to wear glasses can benefit your life in many ways.
For example, if you play sports you will not have to worry about your glasses falling off or breaking, and losing contacts on vacations become a thing of the past. This saves you a lot of money in the long run.
See Clearly In the Morning
Being able to wake up in the morning and see clearly without having to put on glasses and contacts can be a wonderful feeling. Simple things like being able to see the alarm clock clearly can be a benefit you’ve never considered. It is also great just to be able to make out the pages in a book, or the distant views on a hike. While wearing corrective lenses for so long, you may not realize the many things you miss out on every day. Lasik can make all these things possible, so why hesitate?
The cost of Lasik surgery can vary greatly. The doctor you choose, your insurance, and your location are just some factors that affect how much money you will spend on the surgery. Most places like Davis Vision Center will work with you to set up a plan of payment. Even though this procedure can be expensive up front, it can actually help you save money in the long run.
Because it eliminates the need for contacts and glasses, it can help reduce eye care costs. You can easily spend over $12,000 over the course of 10 years on contacts, glasses, and eye doctor visits, while Lasik surgery is a one-time expense.
Lasik surgery has many benefits and just a few drawbacks. It can improve your vision and eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. It is also a cost-effective, safe procedure with a quick recovery time. Don’t miss out on another part of your life, and see if this procedure could benefit you.
About the Author
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.
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