For the right candidates, LASIK laser vision correction can be life changing. And thanks to advances in technology, the surgery is becoming more popular among adults of all ages.
If you are on the fence about pursuing your LASIK options, this blog post is for you — Bay Area cornea and LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye is sharing five of the top reasons to consider LASIK.
Freedom from Glasses and Contacts
The number one benefit of LASIK is clearer, crisper vision and freedom from contact lenses or glasses. There’s no need to bother putting them in, taking them out, packing them, cleaning them or replacing them. You can simply get up and go, with clearer vision!
Freedom from glasses and contacts improves quality of life in numerous ways. If you’re a parent, you can leap out of bed to soothe your child without stopping to find your glasses; if you like to swim, you don’t have to worry about jumping in a pool and losing a contact lens. If faced with an emergency situation, you do not have to be concerned about your glasses or contact lenses. You are free to live life as you want without the hassles of visual aids.
Great vision without corrective lenses is particularly helpful in certain professions. For example, surgeons don’t have to worry about struggling to look through a microscope with glasses, or feeling their contact lenses dry out in the operating room. Law enforcement, military personnel and first responders can be ready at a moment’s notice without hesitating to put in contacts or glasses.
Improved Athletic Performance
Clear vision is crucial to athletic performance. Not to mention, glasses and contact lenses can get in the way of many sporting activities. Patients often find that they are more active and athletic after LASIK surgery, and better equipped to pursue goals such as running, biking, hiking, golfing and skiing. LASIK is truly the ultimate sporting good!!
Clear vision without visual aids can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance. You don’t have to pay attention to coordinating your glasses with your wardrobe, or worry that your eyes look red or feel irritated from your contact lenses.
As if you weren’t already convinced that LASIK is a good idea — it makes financial sense! Over time, LASIK pays for itself because it eliminates the need to buy new glasses, frames, contact lenses and the required cleaning supplies. Compare the one-time, upfront cost of LASIK to the cost of 20+ years of glasses, frames and appointments to refill your prescription.
If you would like to learn more about the possibilities of LASIK laser vision correction, cornea and LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, invites you to schedule an informational consultation to discuss the surgery with him and his team. Call our office at 877-210-2020 ext. 3 today to make your appointment.