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Tired of Wearing a Mask with Foggy Glasses? LASIK Can Help!

It seems like there’s no end in sight when it comes to our new normal. Leaving the house these days means checking your list to make sure you have everything you need: your mask, your keys, hand sanitizer, an extra mask, and maybe your sanity as well.

If you wear glasses, wearing a mask has likely become something you dread. Even for the most mundane tasks, it means dealing with foggy glasses and knowing you won’t be able to see. Why not consider another, and frankly better option, like LASIK?

Glasses and masks are anything but compatible

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Everybody has to go grocery shopping but when you’re wearing a mask and wear glasses as well, it becomes an almost Herculean task. How on earth are you supposed to see your list when your glasses have essentially rendered you blind every time you breathe in and out?

Taking off your mask isn’t an option and neither is taking off your glasses. Let’s talk about LASIK.

Glasses fogging up is an old problem

If you wear glasses, having them fog up isn’t exactly a new problem. It may be a problem that you’re having to deal with more frequently, though.

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Love to cook? How many times have you had to try to get your glasses to cooperate while you’re cooking something as simple as pasta for dinner because of the steam getting in your way?

Or on colder days, you may be fine and then you’ll come inside to warm up. The shift in temperature is enough to make your glasses fog up and you guessed it, now you can’t see at all.

How about on rainy days? Glasses are the absolute worst!

They may not get “foggy” per se, but they become almost impossible to see out of. You could leave them on your face but you can’t see anything.

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Why hasn’t someone created tiny windshield wipers for your glasses yet? The point is, you’re left with two undesirable options.

The first is you leave your glasses on your face and try to periodically wipe them off when they get too wet, but they get all smeared that way. The second is you take them off your face and then you blindly try to get where you’re going.

Glasses wearers of the world, do these things sound a little too familiar to you? If they do and you’re fed up, now you also have to deal with wearing a mask and your glasses fogging up because of that!

LASIK means no more glasses

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If you’ve reached your breaking point with glasses, let’s talk about how to regain at least a little bit of your sanity. You see, when you get LASIK, you can finally say sayonara to glasses.

You can even say so long to contact lenses too if you wear those as well. Here’s how that’s possible.

When you get LASIK, refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are permanently corrected. Yes, permanently corrected, as in forever.

Keep in mind this is only true for those that qualify for LASIK, and that, unfortunately, isn’t everyone. But for those that do, LASIK is a bit of a lifesaver.

How do you qualify for LASIK?

Glad you asked! It’s pretty simple, actually. All you need to do is schedule a LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ to find out if you’re a good candidate.

But now you’re wondering, how do you know if you’re a good candidate, right? Well, the only way to know for sure is to have a LASIK consultation, but there are some things that go into LASIK candidacy that you can probably determine for yourself. Like these:


You have to be at least 18 years old to get LASIK, but keep in mind that most LASIK surgeons recommend patients be in their mid to late twenties to get the best results

You aren’t currently pregnant or nursing:

You know about hormonal changes that occur because of pregnancy, right? Did you know that those hormonal changes can even affect your eyes? For that reason, you can’t be pregnant or nursing if you want to get LASIK. In fact, you might want to wait to have LASIK until you’re sure you’re done having kids.

Stable vision:

You need to have a prescription that’s remained unchanged at an absolute minimum of one year. If your vision isn’t stable and is still changing, getting LASIK is a bad idea, meaning you won’t get the results you want.

Good health:

There’s nothing saying you need to be in perfect health to get LASIK (because who is) but you do need to be in good enough health that having a procedure like LASIK is safe. If you have conditions like Sjogren’s syndrome or HIV, this is probably not a safe procedure for you.

Healthy eyes:

Woman wearing a mask with eyeglasses before LASIK Surgery

The same also goes for your eyes. Your eyes need to be healthy, meaning you can’t have any eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. You also shouldn’t have dry eye syndrome and if you do have it, you need to have it under control before you can have LASIK.

These are only a few of the LASIK candidacy factors, which is why you need to have a LASIK consultation. There’s no getting around it, either, since you must have a consultation before you can undergo LASIK.

Does getting LASIK means I have perfect eyesight forever?

This vision correction procedure is great but there’s one thing you need to know. It won’t treat future vision conditions. That means you’ll still develop things like cataracts, glaucoma, and presbyopia, even if you have LASIK in your early twenties.

But the upside of LASIK is it will allow you to experience visual freedom for literal decades. Decades! Can you imagine living for decades without having to worry about glasses and even contact lenses? It’s a pretty great way to think about living your life.

LASIK will save you money!

Besides, one thing you may not have considered: you’ll save money when you get LASIK. Yes, in addition to LASIK being life-changing and letting you say so long to foggy glasses when you have to wear your mask in everyday life, you can also save money.

As if it could get any better! For most people that get LASIK, the procedure starts paying for itself after about two years. Consider this: on average, you’re paying about $500 every year for glasses, contacts, and the accessories that go along with them.

If you didn’t have to spend that money every year on visual aids, you could be spending it on something else. What else could you be spending it on? The sky is the limit, after all!

Ready to finally say goodbye to foggy glasses? The solution is LASIK!

Schedule your LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ in Highland Park, IL! Why wait if your frustration with foggy glasses while wearing a mask is only building?

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