When it comes to wearing glasses and contacts, some people love them and other people hate them. If you fall into the camp of hating them, laser eye surgery may be something you’ve considered.
But maybe you couldn’t justify it or the timing wasn’t quite right. Keep reading to find out why a laser eye surgery like LASIK is a smart idea!
Permanent vision correction saves you money
It seems like it may be impossible for an elective procedure like LASIK to save you money, but over time, it really does! Consider the facts.
On average, you’ll spend at least $500 every year on glasses, contacts, and their pertinent accessories. You may be on the low end or you may be on the high end of this number.
The point is, getting LASIK will allow you to allocate this money for something else. That may be a vacation somewhere you’ve never been before or a really special anniversary present for your spouse.
The possibilities are almost endless! Wouldn’t you rather spend your money on the things you want to spend them on instead of the things that you need to spend them on? Getting LASIK will allow you to do just that!
Financing your procedure allows you to pay it off in as little as 2 years
Many people that consider having LASIK hold off because they think they can only pay out of pocket. This is definitely not the only option!
Like any other surgical procedure, you can easily finance your LASIK procedure. In fact, Chicago Cornea Consultants™ offers a variety of financing options to our patients.
There’s no reason why you should let cost stand in your way of clear vision! With low monthly payments, most patients find they can pay off their procedure in as little as 2 years!
After that, your vision is yours. You’ll own your beautiful clear vision for the rest of your life.
Can you imagine having decades of crisp, sharp vision to enjoy? The best part, of course, is you won’t need to wear glasses or contacts to enjoy seeing the world around you!
Spend less time at the eye doctor and more time doing what you love
If you wear glasses and contacts, you already know that accidents can happen. It’s only inevitable.
How many times have you been studying for the big end of the year final exam and then fallen asleep with your glasses on? Or stayed up until the wee hours of the morning and didn’t take your contacts out because you were binge-watching your favorite show?
It happens to the best of us. But when these things happen, it usually means you have to spend a little extra time seeing your eye doctor.
There’s a good chance that when you fall asleep in your glasses, even if it’s on accident, they’ll get damaged, scratched, or even broken. Then you may need to replace them and spend more of your hard-earned money on your eyes.
There’s a better way! If you qualify, LASIK can make these untimely incidents a forgotten part of your life.
After a laser eye procedure, the only time you’ll need to see your eye doctor after your follow-up appointments and LASIK recovery is for your annual eye exam. Sounds pretty great, right? Who wouldn’t want to spend more of their time doing the things they love?
Getting LASIK cuts out eye infections from contact lenses
Wearing contact lenses is great until it’s not. When you’re in the middle of allergy season, touching your eyes any more than necessary can become a serious problem, especially if you suffer from allergies.
This becomes even more of an issue if you also wear contacts. With contact lenses, you have to take them out and put them in at least two times every day.
That’s assuming you never need to touch your eyes throughout the day to adjust your contact because it’s out of place or feels wrong. Most people touch their eyes (and face) several times a day at an absolute minimum. You may not even realize you do it!
But if you have allergies and also wear contact lenses, this suddenly becomes a lot worse. Pollen gets on everything: hair, clothing, pets, your car, your hands…you name it, there is probably pollen on it during allergy season.
Now, combine the fact that you’re touching things throughout the day with how many times you touch your face and eyes and there’s a good chance you’ll get pollen in your eyes. Getting pollen in your eyes will only exacerbate your allergy symptoms and make them worse than they already are.
By getting laser eye surgery, you can completely cut out one of the biggest reasons for touching your face every day. During allergy season, this will feel like a godsend! When you get LASIK, you’ll no longer need to deal with putting in contacts at all.
Laser eye surgery could make you healthier
It seems a little crazy but laser eye surgery (along with other things like a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and a balanced diet) could make you healthier. By not needing to wear contact lenses anymore, you no longer need to touch your eyes as much.
This is an advantage not only during allergy season but all year long. Part of what gets you sick is when you come in contact with viruses through the mouth, eyes, or nose.
When it comes to your eyes, touching them frequently, especially as a contact lens wearer, you could be coming into contact with bacteria or other things that could get you sick. This could happen anytime you touch a doorknob, countertop, or even your phone.
Reducing the number of reasons you have to touch your eyes makes laser eye surgery a good choice if you’re nervous about getting sick. Make sure that even after you have laser eye surgery, you continue practicing safe hygiene habits like washing your hands often.
Think that laser eye surgery may be for you? Find out by scheduling a LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ in Chicago, IL now!