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Is LASIK Good For Your Health?

When it comes to your health, a few obvious things come to mind. Eat well, exercise often, and stay active.

But can getting LASIK fall into this category? Keep reading to find out if getting LASIK is good for your health!

Experience less eye strain

We live in a digital world. When you wake up, do you spend at least an hour scrolling through Facebook or Instagram while lying in bed?

When you get to work, you turn on your monitor before getting started for the day. Most of us even have two or three monitors! Your eyes are getting the short end of the stick, and here’s why.

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Being surrounded by screens is causing eye strain and eye fatigue. Thank your tablets, iPhones, laptops, and inability to disconnect for your tired eyes!

When you wear contacts every day, things like eye strain and fatigue only get worse. Wearing contacts is a great way to correct your vision, but it also deprives your eyes of oxygen.

There’s a reason why your eye doctor always recommends taking a break or a few days off wearing contacts. It’s because wearing your contacts too much can tire your eyes out. Tired, fatigued eyes may look bloodshot, red, or be painful.

You can say adios to eye strain and consider getting LASIK instead! By getting LASIK, your cornea is permanently reshaped.

In simpler terms, it means that any refractive errors you have are corrected for good. This means if you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, your vision is clear!

More sunglasses and UV protection options

Whether you wear glasses or contacts, sunglasses can be a bit of a struggle. You need to wear them to protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays. But there aren’t too many options to choose from.

If you wear glasses, you could buy expensive prescription sunglasses. This is fun because you get to engage in the on and off routine every time you’re outside!

If you wear contacts, it’s a little better but still frustrating. Contacts are notorious for being unpredictable.

Sometimes they’ll pop out of your eyes for no reason! Or you might put one in inside out accidentally and suffer the rest of the day.

Now, let’s talk about the better option.

If you get LASIK, your eyes have significantly more sunglasses options! Of course, the key here is making sure they protect your eyes from UV rays, but that’s easy to check.

UV protected sunglasses will usually have a little label on the lens indicating it.

Think of the options! You can go down the designer frame route and invest in a nice pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

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Or you can find an indie designer that’s hip and chic and right about to make it big. The choice is yours!

The point is, after LASIK, you can wear any pair of sunglasses you want. And that’s pretty freeing, isn’t it?

No more touching your eyes to put in contacts if you have allergies

Chicago in the summer: it’s hot, humid, and oh yes, we’re in the thick of allergy season! Now, if you’re an allergy sufferer and you wear contacts, this one’s for you.

The last thing you want to do on a hot, sticky summer day is deal with your glasses sliding down your nose. But then you have to put in your contacts and touch your eyes.

If you have allergies, this is one of the worst possible things you can do! Touching your eyes to put in your contacts is one more way you’re inviting pollen into your eyes.

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Even if you wash your hands, it’s likely you’ll get allergens in your eyes while putting in your contacts. For allergy sufferers, this starts the never-ending cycle of itching and rubbing your eyes.

Rubbing your eyes with your contacts in is a bad idea. Rubbing your eyes that are itchy is an even worse idea!

If you suffer from bad allergies and need relief, LASIK is one way to ease your symptoms. We can’t promise your eyes won’t itch, but it won’t be because of touching your eyes while putting in contacts!

That’s because LASIK is a permanent procedure. When you get LASIK, you can finally say goodbye to the frustrations of glasses and contacts for good.

Endless amounts of self-confidence from being free from glasses and contacts!

If you’ve never worn glasses or contacts, you might not get why LASIK is life-changing. To many people, it may seem scary. Here’s the thing: it’s not scary at all.

In fact, LASIK has incredibly fast recovery time and a 96% success rate with patients who have had it! So why is LASIK worth it?

Because it’s about the little things. You can wake up in the morning and see your alarm clock.

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You get ten minutes of your morning routine back because you don’t have to worry about contacts. You no longer have to worry about spending $500 per year (on average) on glasses or contacts.

You no longer have to think about if your new frames will match the hip new outfit you want to wear.

The list goes on and on. LASIK is all about the little things and making your life easier. Who doesn’t want an opportunity at that?

Want to find out if you could be a good candidate for this life-changing procedure? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ in Chicago, IL today! Isn’t it time you made a change for the better?

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