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The Ultimate Guide to Deciding if LASIK is Worth it for You

If you have a refractive error and have to rely on contact lenses or glasses to see, you probably have at least heard of LASIK. LASIK can correct refractive errors, eliminating the need for traditional visual aids. 

It’s a low-risk procedure with high success rates. Over 95% of patients end up with 20/20 vision or better!

But is LASIK worth getting? It certainly was for the many patients who got LASIK this year alone. However, if you’re still on the fence, it’s time to learn more about the procedure and how it works. Keep reading to discover the ultimate guide to deciding if LASIK is worth it for you!

Are You Tired of Glasses?

Glasses are the go-to when it comes to refractive errors. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 

Even if you primarily wear contact lenses, you probably have glasses you wear sometimes or as a backup. But glasses can be bothersome. 

At the worst times, the lenses often become smudged or foggy. Glasses also get in the way when you want to wear almost anything on your head, whether a pair of ear muffs, a hat, or a helmet. 

It’s understandable if you’re fed up with wearing glasses. But maybe contact lenses aren’t suitable for you, either. 

Many people with sensitive eyes can’t comfortably wear contact lenses. But if you get LASIK, you can see without glasses or contact lenses!

Are You Sick of Contact Lenses?

Maybe you can wear contact lenses, which are your primary visual aid. However, even if you depend on contact lenses, they can still be frustrating and challenging to wear. 

Although they are virtually invisible, they come with their fair share of annoyances. Whether they get too dry and cause irritation, pop out of your eye, or you need to carry around solution, they are the opposite of easy to use sometimes. 

Contact lenses may not get in the way as much as glasses, but they require a great deal of upkeep. If you use dailies, this can be a daily occurrence.

Contact lenses can also be uncomfortable, even if you’re used to wearing them. They can dry out your eyes, get things stuck to them like loose eyelashes and pollen, and even lead to infection. 

Wearing contact lenses daily is more likely to cause an infection than a procedure like LASIK. This makes the procedure worth considering if you’re sick of your contacts.

Do You Want to Have More Time?

These days, life is busy, and it often feels like there isn’t enough time. One way to regain some time is by having LASIK. 

How? Because you’ll save all the time you spend changing out your contacts and fussing with your glasses. 

Even if you spend ten minutes a day dealing with your visual aids, that time adds up. That’s over an hour every week! 

You can get this time back by getting LASIK. After all, you won’t have to think about visual aids, and you’ll have crisper, sharper vision thanks to the procedure. 

Do You Want Staying Fit to Be Easier? 

It can be challenging to get in shape, mainly because it’s hard to stick to a fitness routine. Anything that complicates your routine can make it even harder. 

Things like putting your contact lenses in or pushing up your glasses as they slide down your nose can stand in the way of working out. After you get LASIK, working out and keeping up a routine will be easier. 

It’ll also make it easier to get into certain sports and stay involved. After all, there’s a reason so many professional athletes get LASIK! 

LASIK improves vision and depth perception. This means you’ll have heightened reaction times, which is an essential skill whether you’re playing ultimate frisbee or dribbling on the basketball court. No matter what you’re doing, LASIK will help!  

Do You Want to Have Better Vacations?

Vacations are a time for relaxing, but traveling can be a little stressful. It’s even more stressful when you have a lot of things to pack. 

However, once you have LASIK, you’ll have less to pack and less to worry about. You don’t have to think of a backup plan if something happens to your glasses in a foreign country. 

You also won’t have to think about how you’ll change your contact lenses while camping. With less logistics to concern yourself with, you’ll have more time and space in your brain to relax!

Do You Want to Save Money?

Although LASIK can seem expensive, it’s well worth the up-front cost. It’s more affordable than you think, especially since Omaha Eye offers our patients no-interest payment plans. You can also use funds from an HSA or FSA account to pay for LASIK.

But LASIK is more than just affordable; it can also save you money in the long run! Since LASIK is permanent, it’ll give you incredible vision for years and even decades! 

It won’t prevent age-related vision loss, but the younger you are when you have it, the more years of improved and incredible vision you can look forward to.

Because you won’t need glasses or contact lenses, you’ll be able to save hundreds every year on what you’d otherwise spend on visual aids. LASIK pays for itself and then some, so you shouldn’t let the price tag convince you it’s not worth the expense!

LASIK Can Do It All!

LASIK can improve your vision and give you complete visual freedom. If you answer “yes” to most of the questions in this guide, LASIK is almost certainly worth having! 

Find out if it’s right for you by contacting Omaha Eye in Omaha, NE, to schedule your LASIK consultation! Isn’t it worth it to finally achieve better vision?

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