With the holidays coming up, you’re probably thinking about what gifts you should get for your friends and family. Before you get wrapped up in the holiday season, you should think about something you can give yourself: visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses! 

Now is the perfect time to get LASIK surgery and experience the vision of your dreams just in time for the holidays. In Chicago, there’s always plenty to do, and after getting LASIK, you’ll be able to enjoy the holidays even more.

Keep reading to discover a few activities that will allow you to see your holidays with crystal-clear precision after getting LASIK in Chicago!

Take in the Christkindlmarket 

Illinois is home to the biggest Christkindlmarket outside of Europe. This traditional German market comes to Chicago every year and is full of all kinds of German food, culture, and art. 

You have to take part in this one-of-a-kind experience at least once, and what better time to do it than after having LASIK? Enhanced vision will allow you to appreciate all the different sights that much more. 

It may even enhance all your other senses, allowing you to really smell and taste the different pastries and roasted nuts. And you won’t have to worry about your glasses fogging up when you get yourself a mug of piping-hot cider!  

Take the Family to See the Bean

It may sound a little touristy, but you can’t go wrong with bringing family from out of town to see the Bean. Introducing your family to this piece of quintessential Chicago art is also a great excuse to see it yourself after getting LASIK. 

This mirror-covered sculpture is a visual feast that you can view to the fullest extent with your incredible new vision. See your beloved Chicago landmark in a whole new light! 

Get Your Best Holiday Photos Yet

Whether you’re getting the perfect shot for your holiday cards or just trying to capture treasured holiday memories, you can make the experience so much easier with LASIK. After you get LASIK, you won’t have to worry about your glasses or contacts getting in the way. 

You can look your best for every photo you’re in, and when taking them, you can actually see what you’re doing! LASIK helps you see better than you could, even with contacts or glasses, so you’ll have better depth and color perception. 

If you think you don’t have a good eye for photography, you may be surprised at your skill after having LASIK surgery!

Go Ice Skating

Ice skating can be fun all year round, but during the holidays, it’s a whole different experience. It can be the perfect holiday outing when you bring your friends or family along, but it can also be the perfect romantic date with your partner. 

After you have LASIK, you won’t have to worry about smashing your glasses or your contacts drying out in the cold air, so you can just focus on having a good time! 

Cuddle Up by the Fire

There’s nothing quite like snuggling up on the couch in front of a roaring fireplace with your favorite hot beverage. But when you wear glasses, cuddling can be tricky, with your glasses pushing against the side of your head. 

And chances are your glasses will be foggy the whole time you’re enjoying your hot drink. Wearing contacts may spare you some headaches, but smoke can irritate your eyes when wearing contact lenses. 

It’s also hard to relax if you’re worried about dozing off with your contacts in. However, after you have LASIK, these worries will be a thing of the past, and you can truly enjoy some classic holiday relaxation.

Cook Up a Storm

Planning on cooking up a big holiday feast, or maybe just making a few batches of cookies to decorate with your friends? Holiday cooking can be just as stressful as fun, especially when cooking for a crowd. 

Glasses and contacts don’t help, with contact lenses irritating your eyes whenever you have to chop up onions or garlic. And your glasses, once again, will fog up whenever you open the oven! 

Reduce these added stressors with LASIK. You’ll be able to see what you’re doing and focus on making your best holiday meals and desserts ever!

Go Shopping and Treat Yourself at the Walnut Room

Holiday shopping can be a ton of fun, but like cooking, it can be stressful, especially when you’re worried about how much money you’re spending on amazing gifts for your friends and family. After you have LASIK, you don’t need to feel guilty because you can actually save money! 

While LASIK can be pricey, you can easily finance it with affordable, no-interest payment plans. And in the long run, you’ll save all the money you would have spent on glasses and contacts. Eventually, LASIK will pay for itself and then some.

So go ahead and treat your loved ones and yourself! Take a break from shopping to indulge in a nice meal at the Walnut Room in Macy’s on State Street, the first ever restaurant opened inside a department store. 

With decor imported from Europe and only the best food and service, the Walnut Room is a must-see historical site. Enjoy the ambiance and relax knowing you’ve made a wise personal investment in your vision as well as an excellent financial investment!

Do you want to learn more about LASIK or if you may be a candidate for the procedure? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants in Chicago, IL, today!

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