It is easy to take our eyesight for granted—not realizing quite how much we rely on excellent vision until we receive that first prescription for eyewear to correct it. Unfortunately, eye glasses and contact lenses aren’t right for everyone and patients often need to make compromises and changes to their daily life to accommodate wearing them.
Fortunately, there is an alternative—LASIK laser eye surgery. LASIK is the single most popular elective surgery performed in the U.S. today, and to date, more than a million Americans have had the procedure. Let’s take a closer look at why so many patients are now turning to LASIK to correct their vision.
Unsurprisingly, the key benefit to choosing LASIK is that it will leave you with significantly better vision. The latest research shoes that 99% of patients achieve better than 20/40 vision, and more than 90% achieve 20/20 vision or better. Many patients find that they have much less, if any, reliance on prescriptive eyewear, which can have a very positive impact on their day-to-day life.
Better quality of life
If you are reliant on glasses or contact lenses, you may find that they can be inconvenient, particularly when it comes to participating in certain activities. Pursuits like swimming, snowboarding, surfing and contact sports can all be much more difficult, if not impossible, when wearing glasses. And contacts simply don’t work for all patients.
LASIK improves your vision with no need for eyewear, making it much easier for you to enjoy your day to day life clearly without making compromises. So if you’re fed up with taking your glasses everywhere you go or are frustrated with the daily chore of using contact lenses, LASIK may be the perfect solution for you.
A valuable investment
One of the biggest difficulties with managing your eyesight is that it has an annoying habit of changing a little with every visit to your optician. In many cases, the change is significant enough to warrant a change in your prescription—and this of course means that you may need to spend money on new glasses or contact lenses. Additionally, the fragility of glasses often means broken eyewear and additional spending on your eyesight.
Although there is no guarantee that you won’t need visual aids at all after LASIK, most patients achieve such good vision that the changes to their prescription are far smaller and less frequent. And of course, there is a good chance that you won’t need to wear any prescriptive eyewear at all!
The procedure is safe, painless and simple
We understand that the prospect of having surgery on your eyes can be daunting. We’re here to assure you that laser technology ensures that the entire LASIK procedure is performed to the highest degree of accuracy. Better still, the process takes a matter of minutes—a maximum of 10 for both eyes in most cases! Any other time you spend in the surgical suite is used for your surgical team to make sure you are comfortable, both before and after the procedure.
Ahead of your LASIK surgery, you will be given anesthetic eye drops that will completely numb your eyes, ensuring that you will feel no pain whatsoever. Some patients are also able to take a mild sedative to help them relax.
You can recover quickly
Whether you are eager to get back to work, you have kids to look after or you are simply anxious to return to your day-to-day life, one of the best things about LASIK is the super-fast recovery time. Once your procedure is done and you have been given your aftercare instructions, you can return home.
While there’s no need for bandages or dressings over your eyes, you will be unable to drive for a few days until you have a follow-up visit with your surgeon. After that, you should be able to get back to normal right away. Your vision will continue to improve in the days and first few weeks after the procedure.
Why choose Grin Eye Care
At Grin Eye Care, we strive to provide you the best quality surgery with the latest technology at a price that fits your budget. The cost of LASIK depends on many factors, including your glasses prescription and any coinciding eye disease. A free LASIK evaluation in our office is the best way to determine how we can best meet your personal needs.
If you are ready to correct your vision and lessen or eliminate your need for glasses, contact our office today to schedule your free LASIK evaluation.