Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Laser vision correction may have been on your radar previously, but with the uncertainty and worry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have pushed the thought of getting LASIK to the back of your mind. However, you may be surprised to discover that there are actually a number of reasons why 2020 is the perfect time to get LASIK.

No Need to Wear Glasses or Contact Lenses

If you usually wear glasses when using the computer, you may have found that you’ve been wearing them more than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many people forced to work from home, technology use has risen even more dramatically than usual. Many people get frustrated with wearing glasses, which alter their appearance, have to be remembered, kept clean, and taken care of. Similarly, contact lenses aren’t for everyone either, especially people who only need help with their vision in certain situations. One of the most common reasons that people get LASIK is so that they are much less reliant on wearing glasses or contact lenses. This offers them greater flexibility in their day-to-day lives.

No Worries About Fogging Glasses

Wearing a face mask is one of the many ways in which we can help to limit the spread of COVID-19. Many people have been able to adjust to life wearing a mask in public places fairly easily, but if you usually wear glasses, chances are that you have experienced a common problem – fogging. Fogging is the name given to condensation building up on your glasses lenses, and this occurs as a result of your warm breath escaping upwards out of the top of your face mask and coming into contact with your cooler lenses. Unsurprisingly, fogging can make it difficult to see clearly. If you’ve had laser vision correction, you’ll be able to avoid the issue since you won’t need to wear glasses.

Less Need to Touch Your Eyes

We’ve all been told to try and avoid touching our faces as much as possible, and this includes our eyes. Unsurprisingly, placing contact lenses into our eyes involves touching them, as does removing them. Even with super-clean hands, there is a small degree of risk that you are transferring harmful microorganisms between your eyes and hands. Similarly, during the course of the day, it’s possible for your glasses to pick up all sorts of germs. Regular cleaning is essential to prevent these germs from transferring from your glasses into your eyes and therefore into your body. This can help to reduce your risk of developing diseases and infections, keeping your eyes and overall body healthy and strong.

Working From Home is The Ideal Time for LASIK

Recovery from LASIK is usually fairly fast and straightforward, but you won’t be able to drive until your LASIK surgeon in Roslyn, NY has confirmed that your vision meets the standard to do so. This usually only takes a few days, but if you are working from home, you may find that there are still a few elements of your job that you can do at home while you recover – as long as you take it easy! In fact, most patients can return to working remotely the day after their LASIK procedure.

A Long-term Investment in Your Vision

Needing prescription eyewear can be expensive. From regular eye exams to new glasses frames and lenses, or a regular subscription for contact lenses, you probably find that seeing clearly doesn’t come cheap. When you compare the cost of LASIK to the ongoing cost of other prescription eyewear, it represents great value for money, especially since many people only need one LASIK procedure during their lifetime. If you have had your plans canceled this year and have some spare cash as a result, why not invest in a future of clear vision?

For more information about LASIK during COVID-19, please get in touch with Manhattan LASIK Center today by calling 212-759-9617 to schedule a FREE virtual consultation.