Life in the Windy City is a breeze if you don’t have to worry about relying on contact lenses for clear vision. If you wear contact lenses, you know Chicago’s nickname is well-earned.

From the strong winds that dry out your eyes to the airborne grit and particles that can cause eye irritation, Chicago’s weather and climate are hard on contact lens wearers. If you want to make the most of urban life, it’s easier to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods, downtown districts, and vibrant lakeshore with the clear vision LASIK provides. 

Keep reading to learn why getting LASIK eye surgery is better than wearing contact lenses!

LASIK is Life-Changing

LASIK eye surgery is the most popular form of laser vision correction. It’s a procedure that can change your life if you’re someone who depends on contact lenses or glasses to see.

After LASIK, many patients can put aside their glasses and contacts because they can now see clearly without them. While safe and effective, LASIK also has very few side effects. 

It is a treatment best suited for patients in their twenties or thirties with mild to moderate cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. During a LASIK consultation, your LASIK surgeon will determine if you’d be a good candidate for LASIK. 

Once your eye doctor confirms that you are a good candidate for the procedure, you will be able to schedule your LASIK surgery right away. Life in the Chicago area is easier with the vision correction benefits of LASIK. 

Weather Woes For Contact Lens Wearers

Whether you’re riding the CTA or jogging along Lakeshore Drive, Chicago’s changeable weather might have you experiencing all four seasons in one day. You may be exposed to bright sunshine and humidity, sudden thunderstorms rolling in from Lake Michigan, and rain and fog all on the same day. 

If you’re caught in a downpour, you know what it’s like squint through the torrential rain to find a place to shelter. In the sticky humidity of summer, navigating Chicago’s streets can feel like swimming in the Chicago River. 

In winter, with the winds whipping around you, you want to be out on the streets as little as possible. Wearing contacts makes getting through poor weather conditions that much more challenging. 

Life in Chicago After LASIK

After LASIK, you can go all day without the irritation of contacts. You can pack your schedule full from morning to night and not worry about the added stress of wearing contact lenses. 

Imagine what your day-to-day life would look like in Chicago after LASIK.

Good Morning Chicago

Get an early start with a cinnamon roll at Ann Sather. Window shop along the Magnificent Mile until the Art Institute of Chicago opens. 

Then follow the flow of visitors to the museum’s most celebrated painting, Georges Seurat’s Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Stand back to see it in full, or get up close to examine the thousands of dots of paint that make this a masterpiece of pointillism. 

Either way, your sharp LASIK vision will enable you to enjoy it like never before. 

Make For The Lake

If you prefer outdoor activities, head for Chicago’s 18-mile Lakefront Trail for running, walking, biking, or rollerblading. In summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can cool off with a plunge in the lake at one of the dozens of beaches if you get overheated. 

North Avenue Beach is stunning and the most popular, while 57th Street Beach is quieter and better for families. Either way, a quick dip isn’t a problem when you’ve had LASIK surgery and don’t have to worry about swimming with your contacts.

Midnight and Beyond

Get a deep-dish pizza before an evening performance in the Theater District, and don’t call it quits afterward. Catch a late-night improv show to finish off the night.

After LASIK, it’s okay to fall asleep for a minute or two during your ride home on the CTA or in your Uber. You won’t jolt awake to your eyes dried out by your contacts. 

With LASIK, you can stay up late and even see the sunrise. You’ve got the stamina because your eyes and vision will keep up.

LASIK keeps your eyes comfortable long after the irritation of contacts might force you to call it quits.

Work Smarter, Focus Better

LASIK helps you enjoy yourself entirely on your days off and improves your daily work experience. Whether you stare at a computer screen all day, interact with the public, or have an active and physical job, LASIK can remove your vision worries.

After LASIK, you won’t have to worry about having glasses with you or extra contacts if something goes wrong and you have to take your contact lenses out. LASIK enables you to focus better on your job.

 LASIK removes one more worry from your life. Plus, when factoring in the cost of LASIK over time, the money you save by not having to repurchase vision aids will allow your earnings to go further. 

Skip The Chores of Contact Lenses

Choosing LASIK eye surgery means you’ve got more options and more opportunities to pursue, whether at work or play. You’ll be free of the chores contact lens wearers have to go through every day. 

Don’t put off making this critical decision to live your best life. Make an appointment at Chicago Cornea Consultants in Chicago, Highland Park, or Hoffman Estates. 

See how a life without contacts will give you the flexibility to focus on what matters, taking advantage of every moment that comes your way.

Ready to see if you’re a candidate for LASIK? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants in Highland Park, IL, today!

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