Chicago Cornea Logo

6 Signs You Should Consider LASIK This Spring

three people out on a boat

Do you find yourself thinking about what life would be like without glasses or contacts? Have you been struggling to find the right time to have LASIK?

Every season has its reasons to get LASIK, and spring is no exception to that. However, during the winter, all you can think of is summer and your favorite summer activities. So why not get the most of your favorite season by getting LASIK this spring, before summer is upon you?

Keep reading to see six signs that you should get LASIK this spring. 

You Have Allergies

If you get LASIK early in the springtime, you can prevent a miserable allergy season for yourself.

Spring can be a challenging season if you have allergies. All you want to do is be outside enjoying the warm weather, but instead, you have dry, itchy, and irritated eyes.

Contacts can add to your allergy season misery. If you get allergens on your fingers and then touch your contacts, the allergens get on your eyes and stay there.

Contacts trap allergens, which makes your eyes even more irritated. The entire time your contacts are in, your eyes have allergens directly on your eyeballs.

LASIK can help you have a better allergy season because it allows you to say goodbye to your contacts.

You Love To Travel

If you like to travel, all you want to do once spring hits is start traveling and planning all your summer travels. But contacts and glasses complicate traveling.

Contacts and glasses force you to worry about a travel size bottle of solution, cases, and your glasses themselves. Also, flying while wearing contacts can cause dry eyes. If you experience this problem, you also need to pack eye drops to moisturize your eyes. 

While you travel, you want to enjoy all the activities at your destination. Activities like swimming, surfing, hiking, or even sitting on the beach are all more complex with your contacts and glasses.

LASIK allows you to swim without losing your contacts and hike without your glasses falling off. You will be able to enjoy your trip even more!

You Spend Lots of Time Outdoors

One of the biggest perks of spring is that you can finally enjoy the outdoors and the sun again. You can finally play or watch sports outdoors, enjoy being active outside, and feel comfortable outdoors.

Glasses and contacts can complicate many of the best outdoor activities. By getting LASIK, you can be more active and carefree.

You will no longer have to worry about breaking your glasses or losing contacts, no matter what you do. You deserve to enjoy the outdoors worry-free.

You Enjoy Summer Activities

After a long cold winter, all you want to do is bask in the sunlight and enjoy summer! Usually, summertime involves:

  • Traveling
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Time in nature
  • Barbecues
  • Bonfires at the beach
  • Outdoor meals

LASIK makes it easier to enjoy all these activities. 

You Have a Packed Wedding Season

For most, spring and summer mean more weddings. You want to be able to enjoy the celebrations and the pictures.

If you hate taking pictures because of your glasses, LASIK is a great way to make the memories even better. Also, LASIK lets you see the event through your own eyes, not through contacts or glasses.

You Get a Tax Refund

Over time LASIK is cheaper than spending money on eye care, but it is expensive upfront. This expense can be scary. But you can reduce the cost by investing your tax refund in your eye health. Doing so will save you money in the long run.

Schedule an appointment at Chicago Cornea in Chicago, IL, to discuss if this is finally the year to get LASIK.

LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that is designed to reduce your dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants, our LASIK surgeons and eye doctors use the latest in laser vision correction technology to ensure each patient receives optimal results.
Woman going for a run after LASIK
LASIK/
Laser Eye Surgery
As leaders in the field of ophthalmology, we were among the first in the area to offer the advanced Alcon LenSx laser platform for cataract surgery. This exciting new technology allows our skilled ophthalmologists to make incredibly precise modifications, enhancing the patient experience.
Elderly couple relaxing after Cataract Surgery
Advanced Cataract
Surgery
Traditionally, presbyopia, which happens to all of us as we age, has always meant glasses for clear reading vision. It's a condition not even correctable by laser vision correction. Luckily, there is an option. Refractive lens exchange allows patients a clear alternative to reading glasses and is capable of reducing or eliminating presbyopia by using an advanced multifocal intraocular lens.
Refractive Lens Exchange
refractive lens
exchange/phakic iol's
Keratoconus describes a cornea that weakens as collagen fibers deteriorate, causing the cornea to adapt a cone-like shape. Keratoconus can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, glares, and decreased night vision. In its early stages, keratoconus may be treated with the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Keratoconus is also one of the most common reasons for corneal transplant, and one of the most successful. Call any of our offices and ask to speak to the Vision Correction Surgical Coordinator, or use the contact form below.
Closeup of the Cornea
cornea/
keratoconus
It's estimated that a million or more Americans have glaucoma and don't even know it. People with glaucoma often do not experience any symptoms until they begin losing their peripheral vision. One of the scariest things about glaucoma is that it usually has no symptoms in the early stages, earning glaucoma the name "silent thief of sight." Anyone can be at risk, so it's important to have your vision regularly examined.
Elderly couple smiling after Glaucoma treatment
glaucoma
At Chicago Cornea Consultants, our doctors take great care in maintaining ocular health for our patients. However, a number of our patients voice concerns regarding soft lines and wrinkles around the eyes and other regions of the face. We have responded by introducing cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic through our Chicago practice.
Woman posing after BOTOX
botox®
cosmetic
Dry eye can result from a lack of sufficient production of your own natural tears, with an inability to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. This can cause mild to severe discomfort including itching, stinging and burning. Dry eyes are a common concern in Chicago, and the experienced team of corneal specialists at Chicago Cornea Consultants have the latest advancements in technology to treat dry eye.
older woman smiling
Dry Eye
Contact lenses are medical devices which interact directly with the ocular surface of the eye. At Chicago Cornea Consultants, we provide exceptional care to ensure that you obtain the best possible vision with contact lenses that fit appropriately and maximize health benefits.
Mature Man Having an Eye Exam
Contact
Lenses
(800) 8-CORNEA
Online Bill Pay Request an Appointment Cataract Self-Test LASIK Self-Test