Many people grow tired of wearing vision correction for any number of reasons. If you are ready to explore other options to correct your vision, Lasik might be the right choice for your needs.
Many people perform job functions that are not conducive to wearing eyeglasses. For example, working as a first responder or in corrections can mean you might experience a physical altercation. It is possible for eyeglasses to become damaged or fall off during the altercation, which would become a safety hazard. Although contacts are generally preferred, there are still situations where they cannot be worn or might not be ideal. If you work around chemicals, you cannot safely wear contacts. Additionally, as a contact lens wearer, you may have experienced situations where a lens might pop out without warning. Not only is this an inconvenience, it could be dangerous, especially if you are driving. The ability to avoid using eyeglasses or contacts can make it easier to perform any number of occupational or lifestyle tasks without a second thought.
One of the major motivating factors for people who consider Lasik is the cost when compared with wearing vision correction. Of course, the upfront costs associated with Lasik will be more than you would pay for vision correction. If the procedure is not covered by insurance, some ophthalmologists might offer payment plans through their office or well-known credit companies to help make the costs more affordable. When you consider yearly or more visits to the optometrist, which are generally more expensive if you need a contact lens prescription, combined with your vision correction, it is easy to see why the long-term savings can be attractive.
People who need stronger prescriptions generally find their costs for eyeglasses or contacts rises quickly. For example, many eyeglass stores promote low prices for one or more pairs of eyeglasses, but these are typically for people who do not need significant vision correction. To have lightweight frames and avoid thick lenses, you generally have to pay more if you have a stronger prescription.
You Can Accept Less Than Perfect Vision
When you have Lasik, the goal is for you to have perfect vision, but there is always the risk that your vision might improve, but still need correction. This is something you will need to consider before making the commitment. You should also discuss the possibility with your ophthalmologist before agreeing to the procedure. Some people, especially those who require stronger prescriptions may be more than happy even if they still need to wear eyeglasses occasionally or are able to purchase less expensive contact lenses. You should also be aware that having Lasik now does not guarantee your vision will not change in the future, especially as you reach your senior years. It is common to have changes in visual acuity as you age, regardless of any corrective surgery.
Lasik is a popular vision procedure that can help liberate many people from eyeglasses and contacts. Having realistic expectations about the procedure and long-term benefits will improve your satisfaction with the outcome.