When it comes to deciding whether you’ll get a procedure like LASIK, you may be unsure if it’s the right decision. Many people associate LASIK as a pricey and unnecessary procedure.
So why get it? Among many other things, LASIK can make your life safer! Keep reading to learn about some of the ways that LASIK can change your life!
In an emergency, every second counts
If your smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night and there’s a fire, you don’t think. If you wear glasses or contacts, this becomes a little more difficult.
It can be downright terrifying to wake up in the middle of the night and know that you cannot see without your glasses or contact lenses! There may be smoke filling your bedroom, making it almost impossible to see your glasses, even if they are only a few feet away from you.
If you wear contacts, there’s no time to try and put them in before you run out the door. Every second counts in this kind of scenario! When you get a procedure like LASIK, you get a few precious minutes back.
You can get out of bed and see without needing to use glasses or contacts as an aid. In a moment of panic or anxiety, having one less thing to worry about matters.
After LASIK, you’ll have one less hidden cost to worry about
One of the things that makes LASIK so great is the fact that it pays for itself over time. At Chicago Cornea Consultants™, we believe price should not stand in the way of someone’s desire to see clearly.
For that reason, we offer our patients CareCredit, which is a payment plan built to fit your individual needs and financial circumstances. CareCredit makes it possible to afford LASIK by paying for the procedure with monthly payments that won’t break the bank.
If you wear glasses or contacts, you know that they aren’t cheap by any means! On average, most people are paying $500 every year for their glasses and contacts.
But let’s not forget that accidents happen, and it’s really easy to break your glasses. A new pair of glasses could put you back a couple of hundred dollars, at the very least!
For many people, it’s unexpected expenses like a new pair of glasses that they have to get that puts them over the edge. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you know how close you are to racking up overdraft fees before your next paycheck.
When these unexpected charges come up, it makes it a lot harder to survive. Why not cut out one source of hidden costs and get LASIK? Most people pay off the procedure after 2 years.
Plus, don’t forget that on average, you’re spending about $500 every year on glasses and contacts. Think of what you could do with an extra $500 if you didn’t have to spend it on your glasses and contacts every year.
If you save that money, you could start saving for a downpayment on a home or a car. Why not invest in yourself?
LASIK makes driving situations easier and safer
Nobody wants to think about it, but every time you get into your car, you put yourself at risk. Being in a car driving is not always the safest!
This is especially scary when you’re driving during inclement weather. Of course, getting LASIK can’t help with the weather, but it can make you a safer driver.
If you’ve been told to wear glasses while driving, you know the importance of wearing them to see. But how many times have you rushed out of the house and forgot your purse, which includes your wallet, glasses, and other necessities?
Most times, if you’re running late for something, you keep going and tell yourself you’ll come back for your purse later. There’s nothing safe about driving without your glasses, but we all know somebody that does it.
Even the best-case scenario is you have your glasses and your purse with you but you haven’t put your glasses on yet. You may wait to try and put them on at a red light, which is also risky.
You could run the risk of rear-ending the person in front of you or getting into an accident. The same is true if you’re driving during the day and it suddenly gets sunny.
You need your prescription sunglasses but you didn’t bring them with you. How many people change between bags and always forget to switch everything?
It happens all the time! But when you’re driving that means you’re reduced to squinting because you can barely see.
If you get LASIK, you don’t have to worry about this situation anymore! No more glasses and no more contacts and no more digging around for your glasses that you need to drive.
One of the best things about LASIK is you can wear any kind of sunglasses you want. Now, we recommend you stick with a pair that protects your eyes from 100% of UV rays, but there are plenty of pairs available.
Getting LASIK gives you the power of choice! When you wear glasses and contacts, you don’t really get that. It’s nice to have a choice about what sunglasses you’ll wear. LASIK puts you in control of your life.
No longer wearing contacts means less risk of developing eye infections
Contact lenses are great but they also come with their own risks and frustrations. Did you know that wearing contacts puts you at a higher risk of developing an eye infection?
The reason for this is because you’re always touching your eyes to put your contacts in and take them out. You’re also more likely to develop pink eye, or conjunctivitis if you are a contact lens wearer.
When patients who wore contact lenses get LASIK, these risks drop instantly. LASIK does come with a recovery period, and it may take a few days before your vision is crystal clear.
But after recovering, LASIK is truly life-changing. There’s nothing like the feeling of waking up in the morning and being able to see. In the event of an emergency, it gives you peace of mind, because you know that if you had to, you could get up and go.
LASIK also makes your life easier because you can just be. You can enjoy things like swimming without needing goggles anymore.
You can stay up late watching your favorite TV show on Netflix without having to think about if you took your contacts out. Sure, these things sound small, but who wouldn’t want to have less to worry about?
Wondering if LASIK could be the right vision correction procedure for you? There’s only one way to find out: schedule a LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ in Chicago, IL! Don’t wait any longer if you’ve ever dreamt of a life that didn’t include glasses or contacts!