Officially defined as surgery that permanently changes the shape of your inner cornea in order to improve the vision of one’s eye, LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. In layman’s terms this simply means surgery that corrects your vision. But what exactly are the benefits of going through this eye surgery? In terms of physicality, the shape of your cornea will be altered in order to allow light to travel through with greater ease. This is imperative to good vision; however, the benefits will be felt throughout your day-to-day living.
If you’re someone who wears glasses, then you know common troubles that come along with this. The pinching that you feel at the bridge of your nose. The constant adjusting and pushing of the frames every time your glasses slide down. Persistently removing your glasses to clean the daily smudges on the lenses! Everything between constant eye doctor’s appointments and replacing your frames to keeping up with changing style or trends—being dependent on this eyeglasses is not always fun. You can especially feel the frustration when you misplace eyeglasses during an urgent occasion or have trouble seeing the blackboard in the classroom or the slideshow in your workplace meeting. Being able to wake up and go on with your daily activities without having to reach for your glasses could simplify everything.
After having LASIK surgery, you no longer have to invest in glasses and/or contacts. In the beginning, LASIK eye surgery may seem like the pricier choice, but in the long run you’ll actually be saving money. Think of how many glasses frames and lenses you’ve had to purchase over the years, not to mention the cases, cleaning solutions, and cloths. Alternatively, how about the contacts that you have to replace every month, as well as the saline solution and contacts cases. Not having to buy these vision-enhancing items will be a great money saver!
Being vision-impaired sometimes keeps you from being able to perform simple activities. With LASIK eye surgery you won’t have to worry about that anymore. Going to the movies is a pleasure when you don’t have to worry about bringing your glasses. Playing sports becomes easier if you’re not dependent on wearing your glasses. Going to bed worrying about taking out your contacts is a thing of the past! Although these glasses and contacts are extremely helpful to those with vision issues, living without them is eternally better and now, with LASIK eye surgery, it is a veritable option.
Some people have no problem sporting glasses while others wish that they could take them off for special occasions such as weddings, DMV identification photos, prom pictures, etc. Sure, you can wear your contacts to such occasions; however, contacts can also cause discomfort or dryness in your eyes. After having LASIK eye surgery, you no longer have to worry about how you’ll look or feel wearing glasses or contacts—you will simply relax, have fun, and enjoy your surroundings!
Electing to have LASIK eye surgery is a big step—we know! Please let our eye surgery professionals ease your worries and answer your questions. Contact our Mobile, Foley, or Fairhope office today. Our team is here to answer any lingering questions or queries you may have about LASIK eye surgery.