Top Reasons To Consider LASIK Besides Seeing Clearly
If you’re anything like the millions of Americans who suffer from blurred vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, consider the benefits ofLASIK eye surgery. LASIK is a safe and proven way to correct these vision problems for a long period of time, or even permanently in some cases.
The benefits of laser eye surgery go beyond just freeing yourself from bothering with glasses and contacts each day (though that is a big perk!). But just in case you need more reasons to convince you, here are some of the top reasons why LASIK could be the ideal vision correction solution for you.
1. The Surgery takes less than half an hour
Yes, you read that right. One of the benefits of LASIK eye surgery is that it’s a quick outpatient procedure. The entire surgery can be completed in the same amount of time it takes to wash the dishes or watch a couple of episodes of your favorite sitcom. You don’t even need to go to the hospital. Just enlist a friend or loved one to drive you home from the ophthalmologist and within 24 to 48 hours, you will be seeing clearly.
2. LASIK means you don’t have to worry about losing your glasses every day
You won’t have to spend time fiddling with annoying contact lenses and contact solution every morning either. Once an individual’s vision has been corrected by LASIK, that correction is permanent, and most patients never need another procedure—let alone glasses or contacts—ever again. In fact, after 10 years, only about 10 percent of past LASIK patients need a LASIK enhancement surgery. This is one of the great advantages of laser eye surgery—the results last.
3. LASIK is safe
One of the benefits of laser eye surgery is that it is extremely safe for you and your eyes. LASIK is widely regarded by eye care specialists as one of the most effective and safest eye procedures. In fact, serious complications as a result of LASIK eye surgery are extremely rare—less than 1%. Millions of Americans and people across the world undergo LASIK each and every year, and with good reason. They get great results and long-lasting improvement in their vision.
4. Consider LASIK and save yourself money in the long run
Have you ever added up the amount of money you spend on all those boxes of contact lenses, bottles of contact solution, pairs of glasses, and constant eye exams? You might be surprised to discover that, when you add it all up, your current vision solution isn’t actually as cost effective as you thought. Although the initial cost of a LASIK surgery is higher than other options, one of the benefits of LASIK eye surgery is that it really does pay for itself over time. Since LASIK lasts for at least 10 years for the majority of patients, and is often the only vision correction ever needed, the money is worthwhile. In fact, most people find that once they add up 10 to 20 years’ worth of lenses, glasses, and visits to optometrists, LASIK is substantially cheaper. Try it for yourself with our LASIK cost calculator.
5. There’s less risk of eye infections
So who benefits from LASIK surgery? Anyone who needs vision correction can enjoy the benefits of laser eye surgery. However, it turns out that contact lens wearers especially can benefit by lowering their risk of eye infections by getting LASIK. As surprising as that may be, getting LASIK means you are less likely to be exposed to the contaminants and potentially damaging bacteria and viruses that contact lens wearers are frequently exposed to. When you consider how often contact lens wearers must touch their eyes to change their lenses, adjust placement, or remove their lenses to clean them, it starts to become clear. Additionally, since germs and debris can get caught beneath contacts, the risk of infection is greater than it would be for anyone else who touched their eyes a lot. LASIK reduces the need to touch the eyes, keeping them cleaner, which is more hygienic overall.
6. LASIK has great satisfaction rates
For patients and eye surgeons alike, the high rate of satisfaction is amongst the greatest benefits of LASIK eye surgery. Several studies have shown that time and time again people report excellent satisfaction rates with their LASIK eye surgery. In fact, these rates go as high as 98.5 percent. Many people report that they even experience benefits that they did not expect, including better night vision and less difficulty driving at night.
So, who benefits from LASIK surgery? Anyone who is a good candidate for LASIK can enjoy a variety of benefits, including clearer vision. If you think LASIK might be right for you, make an appointment at Dello Russo Laser Vision for your complimentary initial consultation. You’ll speak with one of our eye surgeons to determine if you are a suitable LASIK candidate. If you’re a good match for LASIK, you’ll be able to discuss how your surgeon could personalize your procedure to provide the best possible results for you.
Contact us to schedule your appointment at any of our Dello Russo Laser Vision locations in Bergenfield, NJ, Manhattan, Long Island & Brooklyn, NY. Our world class LASIK surgeons have been at the forefront of LASIK eye surgery since its inception, so you can trust us to help you make the right decision for your eyes. In the meantime, we invite you to check out our LASIK FAQs page to get the answers to some of the questions you might have. We look forward to helping you discover whether LASIK is the right choice for you.