Unlike glasses or contacts, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK in particular, is not a temporary fix but permanently adjusts your vision. Many patients achieve a higher visual acuity from LASIK than is possible with glasses or contacts.
- LASIK offers sportsmen and women and anyone who is an active clear and limitation-free vision
- LASIK is one of the safest elective procedures in the world
- Over the long term, LASIK may be the cheapest form of vision correction
The main difference between glasses, contacts, and LASIK is that it doesn’t temporarily adjust your vision by adding an additional lens on top of the eye. Rather, it permanently changes it by eliminating the refractive errors.
The first major benefit of this is it frees you from having to wear glasses and contacts and, as a result, having to deal with all their drawbacks. Repairs, replacements, trips to the optometrist, risk of infection, dry eye, irritation, limits on exercise, stress — LASIK is the most convenient form of vision correction out there as once you’ve had it done, you can forget about it and get on with your life.
Virtually 100 percent of patients who receive the standard treatment of LASIK achieve 20/40 vision, and over 95 percent achieve 20/20 or better.
It’s not uncommon for patients to reach an even higher level of vision with LASIK. For example, 97 percent of short-sighted patients see 20/20 or better — which includes those who see 20/16.
LASIK is also an increasingly viable option for people with prescriptions that have struggled to find a suitable form of vision correction.
The versatility of the treatment also means it has, for the first time, afforded people an actual solution to getting rid of reading glasses.
On that note, having now been performed on over 35 million people, LASIK as a whole is a well-established treatment and considered by experts as one of the safest and most effective forms of elective surgery in the world. And even though it comes at a high upfront cost, over the long term it actually very often works out to be the same or cheaper than contacts or glasses. This is also backed up by patient satisfaction and quality of life, with LASIK patients reporting a significant improvement in the quality of life after surgery.
If you’re ready to have a better life with a brighter vision and minus the hassles of glasses and contacts, your LASIK screening and journey await you. Schedule your appointment with us now and let us change your life for the better!
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