Have you had glasses or contacts for as long as you can remember? By now, you’re probably used to the inconveniences they pose, but you have options to improve your vision for good. So, is it worth it to have a vision corrective surgery like LASIK? Imagine driving to work, walking to class, spending time with friends, or just going about your day without your usual dependence on glasses or contacts. Sounds pretty great, right? In this blog post, we’ll cover five key reasons you should consider a vision corrective procedure with a trusted, experienced ophthalmologist.
5 Reasons to Consider LASIK or Another Corrective Vision Procedure
1. A vision corrective surgery will pay for itself.
Some who qualify for LASIK or other procedures might hesitate at the initial cost of the surgery. However, when you consider the fact that you’ll never have to pay for glasses or contacts again, that single cost of the procedure is worth it. You could save thousands of dollars that you would’ve spent on yearly boxes of contacts or new glasses frames. In addition, many insurance providers will cover some or all of your vision corrective surgery. If that’s not an option for you, we offer special financing so that you can afford the procedure by making low monthly payments.
2. You’ll see clearly all day long.
Picture this: the moment you wake up every morning, you’ll be able see. With LASIK or another vision corrective procedure, you won’t have to blindly search for your glasses or stumble to your contacts! You’ll be able to rely solely on your eyes to see clearly from morning til night. What’s more, your vision might even be slightly better than it was with glasses or contacts pre-surgery. Vision-enhancing surgeries have really improved over the years, and we’ve stayed up-to-date with the latest ophthalmologic technology to give you the best eye care possible.
3. You’ll have some much-needed freedom.
Most LASIK and other vision corrective surgeries are outpatient procedures, which means you’ll be back on your feet the same day as your procedure. We know how busy life is and that you don’t have time to worry about bringing your glasses, contacts cases, and backup lenses with you everywhere you go. A vision corrective surgery can change all that. Not only can you go about your normal activities shortly after your surgery, but you’ll also be able to explore the world without fretting over your vision needs.
4. You’ll be comfortable.
If you have contacts, you know that they can sometimes sting or itch, especially if you have seasonal allergies. Glasses prevent this pain and the risk of infection, but they can give you pressure headaches from limited peripheral vision or a slightly off prescription. With LASIK or another vision corrective procedure, you won’t have to deal with these discomforts any longer. This is especially nice if you’re active; you won’t have those glasses slipping off your face from sweat while running or playing sports. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about losing a contact in the pool; you can just jump in!
5. You’ll get a self-esteem boost!
We all remember those playground days of getting called “four eyes” because of our glasses. Even though you’re older now and your peers hopefully have grown out of name-calling, you might still feel self-conscious about your specs. After you’ve had LASIK or another vision corrective surgery, you’ll feel more confident that people are looking at you, not just your frames (even if yours are stylish).
Types of Corrective Vision Procedures
So, what types of vision corrective procedures are available to you? The following are the most common:
- LASIK – reshapes the cornea to your unique measurements to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
- Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) – sculpts the cornea’s surface to treat myopia, hyperopia, or other conditions.
- Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) – reshapes the cornea, letting light properly focus on your retina again.
- Glaucoma Laser – lowers eye pressure and stops the optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma.
- YAG Laser – corrects any cloudy vision you might have after cataract surgery.
- Implantable Contact Lenses (Visian ICL) – works with the cornea and lens as an artificial lens is inserted into the eye.
Your eye doctor will be able to help you determine if you’re a candidate for a corrective procedure and which surgery is right for you.
No matter how long you’ve had glasses or contacts, it isn’t too late to have great vision all of the time. Schedule an eye exam to find out if you’re a candidate for a corrective procedure and which surgery is right for you!
At Williamson Eye Institute, we are dedicated to assisting our patients with their vision and eye-related needs throughout the years. To find out more about our services, visit our website or call our office to schedule a personal consultation. You can also find us on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Learn more about Williamson Eye Institute’s corrective vision procedures!
Williamson Eye Institute can help enhance your vision and your quality of life. We understand that taking this step can be scary and overwhelming. That’s why our compassionate team of doctors will sit down with you to clearly explain each procedure and discuss which one is right for you. We’ll make sure you fully understand what’s going on and how the procedure will help you before we perform the surgery. Plus, we’re conveniently located in Lafayette, just a few minutes away from Purdue’s campus. If you’re ready to have better eye health that will last a lifetime, give us a call or stop by today to schedule a free consultation. Learn more about our procedures here.