From discomfort to itchy red eyes, to random blurs in vision, if you wear contact lenses then you know all too well that they are nothing but a pain! This is why more and more people are turning to LASIK to permanently correct their vision. LASIK is a safe, quick, and effective procedure to treat common eye problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, glaucoma, and astigmatism. Here are 3 reasons why you should scrap your contact lenses today and get LASIK eye surgery:
1. Routine Maintenance & Care
What a hassle, such a hassle. Yes, there is a certain responsibility that comes with wearing contact lenses. As if we don’t have enough to take on, following a set of rules for cleaning lenses can be hard, not to mention time consuming. This includes having to wash your hands before putting in and taking out lenses; followed by cleaning each lens with solution; and then disinfecting the lens case weekly. This can take up to five precious minutes in the morning.
Oh and we’ve all been there. You’re in bed watching TV and you’re just about to drift off to sleep when it hits you – you forgot to take out your contacts. If you’re too tired to get out of bed, you end up sleeping with them in, breaking the number one rule. You wake up and your eyes are so dry that it hurts to blink. It’s issues like these that make contact lenses so inconvenient.
2. Increased Risk of Infection
It’s inevitable that dust and debris collect in your lenses with wear. If you’re not one for routinely cleaning your contacts, you increase the risk of getting eye infections. You’re also more likely to get scratches, scrapes, and inflammation. Over time, contacts begin to build up a layer of protein (found in tears), which can cause blurred vision and irritation. This is why it is important not to wear your contacts longer than prescribed.
Did you know the cost of contact lenses and glasses over a lifetime can be significantly more than the one time surgery required for LASIK? This may come as a surprise, but depending on your age and the type of contacts you require, LASIK can actually be more economical! Use this online calculator to calculate the cost of your lenses vs. LASIK.
Vision is priceless and LASIK is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Contact us today and join the many others who are reaping the benefits of LASIK!