Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Correcting your vision can completely change your life, giving you incredible eyesight and complete freedom from traditional visual aids. You may think of LASIK when you imagine correcting your vision, but it’s not your only option.

Don’t forget about more innovative and minimally invasive options like SMILE. SMILE, short for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a revolutionary method of correcting nearsightedness and astigmatism and is sweeping the world in popularity.

Why? The results are as good as LASIK (if not better), the recovery is quick, and patients love their vision after SMILE. It’s low risk and has fantastic outcomes, with most patients achieving 20/20 vision or better.

There are seemingly endless benefits to getting SMILE surgery, but one of the best for active patients is how it can elevate your workouts. Keep reading to learn why you can take your workout game to the next level and step up your results when you get SMILE at Manhattan LASIK Center in Westchester!

Say Goodbye to Glasses and Contact Lenses

The main thing most people want out of a vision correction procedure is to see without glasses or contact lenses. Once you have SMILE eye surgery, you can do just that.

You can simplify your workouts when you can see without contacts or glasses. You won’t have to worry about your glasses sliding down your nose when you get sweaty or foggy while running on a cold morning.

You also won’t have to worry about your contacts causing your irritation or getting too dry. They won’t get in your way because you’ll no longer need to wear them!

If you’re a swimmer, you’ll finally be able to see underwater without buying expensive prescription goggles. Without glasses or contact lenses, your workouts will be so much easier.

When you have less to worry about while working out, it’s easier to stick to a routine and focus on your fitness goals! It never hurts to have better sight to visualize your way to the finish line, either.

Improve Your Reaction Times

Since SMILE eye surgery can give you 20/20 vision or better, you’ll probably have even better vision after the procedure than you achieved while relying on glasses or contact lenses. SMILE can enhance your vision beyond what these traditional visual aids can, providing you with sharper and crisper vision and better depth perception.

With better depth perception, you can have better reaction times, which is handy for all athletes. It’s no wonder that so many professional athletes choose vision correction procedures!

But you don’t have to be a professional to use SMILE to improve your game. Make your workouts easier and practice harder so you can be the best at whatever sport you play, professionally or as a hobby. Investing in yourself will pay dividends when you no longer feel like visual aids are holding you back from crushing your workout.

Save Money for Workout Equipment

It may sound counterintuitive, but getting SMILE eye surgery can save you money in the long run. While you have to pay out-of-pocket for a vision correction procedure, we at Manhattan LASIK

Center will make sure SMILE is affordable, thanks to our 24-month no-interest payment plans offered through CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit.

But that’s not all. After paying for SMILE, you can start saving money because you’ll no longer have to purchase glasses, contact lenses, contact lens solution, or any other accessories to go with them. Take our Pricing Calculator quiz to find out how much SMILE can save you over your lifetime!

SMILE is permanent, so you can look forward to many years of incredible, unassisted vision, especially if you choose to have the procedure in your mid to late twenties. You’ll save year after year on all the money you would have spent on new contacts and glasses.

With all that money, you can spend more on long-lasting workout gear. Splurge for a Peloton, join that fancy gym you’ve been eyeing, or buy yourself a top-of-the-line blender to make delicious protein shakes you’ll want to drink. With some extra cash, you can give your fitness regime an edge that’ll push you to the next level!

Go for a Spin

If you’re looking for specific workouts that you can do in Westchester, consider going to a spin class. So many fantastic places all over Westchester offer spin classes, from Ripped Ride in Scarsdale to the good old-fashioned SoulCycle in Bronxville.

You can easily justify buying a whole course of classes since you’ll save money after you get SMILE, and your experience will be much better with your new and improved vision!

Spin classes can be fun, but they’re intense. If you’re wearing glasses, there’s no way they aren’t going to get completely soaked or coated with sweat. The whole atmosphere can also irritate your eyes if you’re wearing contact lenses, ruining your concentration by making you want to rub your eyes constantly.

But after SMILE, you can focus on your ride and get the most out of the experience!

Take a Hike

Hiking is a great workout that allows you to appreciate the beautiful scenery. There’s no shortage of gorgeous trails in Westchester!

You can take the six-mile hike up Anthony’s Nose for an incredible view of Bear Mountain Bridge. Or you can go to Westmoreland Sanctuary to escape it all and look out at serene babbling brooks and picturesque ponds.

After SMILE, many patients find that colors look brighter and everything looks sharper. You can appreciate a good view more than ever after SMILE eye surgery.

Being outdoors for hours will be easier without glasses or contacts getting in the way! No matter what you do to exercise, SMILE can help you work out smarter and get the most out of your routine.

Ready to find out if you could be a good SMILE eye surgery candidate? Request your SMILE consultation at Manhattan LASIK Center in Westchester, NY, today!