Everyone knows that the most obvious benefit of having LASIK is the improvement in your vision. But, when you ask many patients who have undergone the procedure, they’ll give you a range of different answers, most are not all related to the improvement in their eyesight. Some of the most small and insignificant things are the ones that make the real difference.
No More Contact Lens
Although contact lenses can be comfortable if you find the right optician to fit them, you’ll inevitably experience problems if you wear them daily. You may go years without any problems, then suddenly you’re faced with a serious infection that can affect your ability to wear contact lenses. A contact lens is a visual aid that sits over your cornea, they tend to block the flow of oxygen to your eyes and they also act as a collection point for foreign compounds. This increases your likelihood of eye infections, and some people suffer regularly from contact lens related incidents, so much so that they become lens intolerant.
If you wear daily disposables you’ve about a 1 in 2,500 chance of catching an eye infection, this figure increases dramatically if you use extended wear contacts like monthly’s. In contrast, the risk of infection from LASIK eye surgery is close to 1 in 10,000.
Some people just don’t like wearing glasses and to make it worse, a lot of them suffer from regular eye infections, which makes it impossible for them to wear contact lenses. With LASIK in San Antonio, you get to enjoy crystal clear vision without the need for visual aids such as glasses or contact lens. You can feel more confident about yourself knowing that you’ll never have to wear glasses or contact lenses for the rest of your life. Eliminating the need for glasses has a significant psychological effect on individuals who are conscious about their appearance, LASIK can completely change their mental state, providing them with increased confidence and a renewed self-assurance.
Laser eye surgery has a lasting effect on your lifestyle, it has the potential to change your life in several positive ways. Take for example a person who enjoys exercising and competes in numerous different sports. When you get sweaty in the gym, your glasses can get annoying, they continual slide off your face and they won’t sit still as you go through your routine. Your only other option is contact lens, but like we discussed before not everyone can wear them, and many people are lens intolerant. If you go with LASIK, you eliminate all these problems, allowing you to enjoy swimming, field sports, contact sports and working out at the gym without worrying about glasses or contact lens.
Laser eye surgery doesn’t only improve your vision, it completely changes your world. What was never an option is now a choice, you can enjoy a lot more things without having to worry about having contact lens or glasses. Although there is an initial investment, it works out a lot cheaper in the long run when you consider the cost of glasses and contacts.