Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center
When you choose laser vision correction surgery, you are certainly expecting the benefit of clearer vision. The main purpose of LASIK is to alter the cornea so that light is refracted properly, giving you clearer vision. LASIK has an exceptionally high success rate of around 96%, with the vast majority of patients being able to see at standard without needing to wear glasses or contact lenses. This benefit alone gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy life without the inconvenience and limitations of conventional visual aids.
Clearer vision may be the most obvious benefit of LASIK, but there are also many others, including some that you might not be aware of. Here are five benefits of LASIK that you might not be expecting.
LASIK Could Save You Money
There’s no getting away from the fact that LASIK comes with an up-front cost attached to it. Initially, this may seem expensive, however, what you may not realize or expect is that getting LASIK could actually save you money in the long run. This is because, over the course of the months or years that you wear glasses and/or contact lenses, you could end up spending the same amount or more on your chosen alternative in the form of maintenance, new frames, contact lenses, eye drops, cleaning fluid and more. Choosing LASIK could save you from the inconvenience and ongoing costs.
LASIK Could Help With Your Allergies
Allergies can be uncomfortable, frustrating, and even debilitating, especially when they affect your eyes. People who experience eye allergies can suffer from redness, excessive watering, inflammation and puffiness, soreness, and even pain. Unfortunately, allergens can build up on the surface of contact lenses and glasses and exacerbate allergy symptoms, even with a robust cleaning routine. Needing to touch your eyes to place contact lenses can also increase the likelihood of you coming into contact with the allergens that cause you problems. However, since LASIK eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses, it makes sense that eye allergies pose less of a problem in patients who have undergone laser vision correction surgery.
LASIK Can Help You See More Clearly At Night
Many people find that their night vision deteriorates as they get older, but something that can often make it worse is glasses lenses. Lenses reflect streetlights and the lights of vehicles, causing glare and other issues that make it harder to see in dusky or dark conditions. Patients who have had LASIK don’t have to deal with these issues, giving them clearer vision at night.
LASIK Lets You Play Sports Without Compromise
Many of us enjoy sporting activities in our spare time. Whether it’s cycling or swimming, basketball or baseball, running or climbing, it can be difficult or impossible to participate in many recreational pursuits while wearing glasses or contact lenses. In fact, trying to do so can be frustrating and limiting, and nobody should have to choose between something they enjoy and being able to see clearly. LASIK removes these limitations so that you can get involved in the activities that you want to.
LASIK Helps You Live Life to The Fullest
Glasses and contact lenses are undoubtedly very effective tools for helping you to see clearly, but both can be inconvenient. You may find handling contact lenses tricky or become annoyed with having to remember to clean them every night. Meanwhile, remembering to take your glasses with you can be one of the most irritating elements of wearing them, or having to change between different types of glasses depending on the weather. These are just a few of the common nuisances experienced by people who use these solutions. Unsurprisingly, LASIK eliminates all of these issues so that you can focus on living your best life!