Anyone who wears contact lenses or eyeglasses understands the hassle associated with these vision correction options. Contact wearers must purchase and use specific cleaning solutions, storage devices, and eye drops. Eyeglass wearers must frequently clean their lenses, carry both standard eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses, and carefully protect their glasses with bulky cases. LASIK eye surgery, on the other hand, offers a permanent, easy solution for achieving clear vision.
- Greater Convenience
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. You must fumble in the dark to find your corrective lenses so you can safely navigate your way to the bathroom. After LASIK surgery, you’ll awake to clear vision without any blur or hassle. LASIK surgery also simplifies activities such as swimming, as you’ll have no glasses or contacts to keep track of. These are just a few of the situations which demonstrate the convenience of life after having LASIK surgery.
- Lower Health Risks
Wearing contact lenses carries a risk of eye infection. Daily care is essential to keeping contacts clean. Even with regular cleaning, there is a possibility of infection, which can put your eyes and vision in danger. LASIK surgery corrects vision permanently, eliminating the risk posed by wearing contact lenses.
- Fewer Expenses
The cost of LASIK eye surgery exceeds the initial cost of eyeglasses or contacts. However, over time, you’ll spend less money by having LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery has a one-time cost, while wearing glasses or contacts requires repeat costs over your lifetime. Eyeglass frames have to be replaced every few years, while their lenses must be changed whenever your prescription changes. Contacts are typically disposable and have to be purchased on an ongoing basis. In addition, contacts require special cleaning and storage solutions, which are additional expenses.
Learn more about LASIK surgery by calling Portsmouth’s Clear Advantage at (603) 379-6817. Our experienced ophthalmologist can meet with you to discuss how LASIK eye surgery can help you correct your vision. We also offer other vision correction solutions.