If you’ve ever thought about having LASIK eye surgery, you may have wondered if there was a good time to have the procedure. After all, there’s no doubt that it’s life-changing, but you likely have questions about the procedure and when that “perfect time” to have LASIK may be.
It’s normal to have questions and even some concerns, especially if you don’t know a lot about the procedure. Keep reading to learn more about why you should consider LASIK this summer in Houston!
Most patients that get LASIK say goodbye to glasses and contacts
One of the most popular reasons that people get LASIK is because they can finally achieve visual freedom. That means saying goodbye to glasses and contact lenses for good. How is this possible?
LASIK isn’t magic, though it can certainly seem that way. These results are possible because LASIK permanently reshapes the cornea and permanently corrects refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
The procedure at Diagnostic Eye Center involves an excimer laser and a femtosecond laser. First, the femtosecond laser creates a small flap in the cornea.
After the surgeon pulls back the flap, the excimer laser then reshapes the corneal tissue in a matter of seconds. There’s an incredible amount of precision involved in the measurements used to correct irregularities in the cornea.
LASIK has a short recovery time
Another reason to consider LASIK this summer is that it has a relatively short recovery time. For many patients, their sight starts improving almost immediately after the procedure is over.
Even if you do not experience immediate improvement, it usually only takes a day or two before your vision starts improving. While recovering, you should refrain from participating in any contact sports for at least a month.
You should also avoid anything that involves being in bodies of water, including the ocean, lakes, rivers, hot tubs, and pools. The good news is that after the first month, it’s usually safe to take part in these activities again.
The even better news is of course, that when you can take part in these activities again, you’ll have clearer vision!
Getting LASIK will make allergy season more bearable
Suffer from seasonal allergies and also wear contact lenses? You may not realize it, but you could be making your allergy symptoms worse!
When you wear contact lenses, there’s a certain amount of contact with your eyes that has to occur. You have to touch your eyes to put your contacts in and to take them out at night.
Now, if you also have allergies, you know that pollen gets everywhere. What you may not know is that pollen can even end up on your contact lenses because of contact with your hands.
If pollen gets into your eyes, it can make your allergy symptoms much worse. Reducing or eliminating your use of contact lenses can prevent eye irritation, dryness, and redness caused by allergies.
There’s no guarantee you won’t still suffer from allergies when allergy season in Houston does come around, but your symptoms won’t be because of your contact lenses irritating your eyes! For allergy sufferers, LASIK can be a real lifesaver!
LASIK can save you money over time
How much money do you spend on glasses and contacts every year? If you’re like most Americans, you are likely spending around $500 a year on these eye care necessities.
How can LASIK save you money? As an elective procedure, you have to pay for the cost of LASIK upfront. Many people use financing and payment plans to make LASIK more affordable.
In fact, most people are able to pay off their procedure after only 2 years! As a permanent procedure, LASIK saves you money and pays for itself after that point.
Once you no longer have to buy glasses, contacts, or the accessories that can go along with them, you can start saving. If you didn’t have to spend $500 every year on glasses and contacts, what would you spend it on?
You could save for a down payment on a house. You could plan your dream vacation to Europe.
You could save up for your child’s college fund. The possibilities are endless! LASIK is an investment in yourself that can yield long-term savings.
LASIK will give you an extra dose of self-confidence
Summer is all about confidence and having fun. But it can be hard to have fun when you’re worried about losing your contacts or how you look in your glasses.
It may seem small, but sometimes it’s the littlest things that make the biggest difference! Imagine how much more fun you’ll be able to have at the beach when you don’t have to wear glasses with your friends.
Enjoy frolicking in the waves without a care in the world. Read a book at the beach without worrying that your glasses are going to fall down your nose for the fifth time in twenty minutes. The only glasses you’ll need to worry about after LASIK are your sunglasses!
LASIK makes summer activities easier
There’s a reason that George Gershwin wrote the lyrics ‘summertime and the livin’ is easy’. During the summer, things feel slower and more languid.
But it’s not easy to deal with your favorite summertime activities if you also wear glasses.
Love working out? Running with prescription eyeglasses bouncing around on your face is less than ideal. You could wear contacts as well, but exercising often dries out your eyes, especially while you’re running.
The easiest solution? Get LASIK and enjoy your summer activities more! There’s a certain amount of spontaneity that summer brings out in everyone and when you get LASIK, you can finally partake without worrying about your glasses or contacts getting in the way!
Ready to find out if LASIK could be the right vision correction procedure for you? The first step is to schedule a LASIK consultation.
Schedule yours at Diagnostic Eye Center in Houston, TX now! Why wait when there could be a summer filled with clear vision and great memories you’ll never forget waiting for you?