If you are one of the many people that wear contact lenses to avoid wearing glasses, you may already know some of the cons of them. Applying them can be irritating (both physically and mentally).
Keeping them maintained and replacing them can get expensive. Oh, and losing them is much easier than it should be.
Sometimes it can be overwhelming enough to cause you to give up wearing them for the day even if you hate glasses! The good news is contacts are not the only alternative to glasses anymore.
LASIK is designed to address nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism as a permanent solution. Keep reading to learn if it may be time to say goodbye to your contacts and hello to LASIK instead!
LASIK Does Everything Contacts Can Do But Better
Most people that wear contacts do so because they don’t like glasses. You may not like how your glasses look on your face. You may just be looking for the freedom to choose your eyewear.
But wearing contacts means you need to always remember you’re wearing them. Did you take them out before bed? Did you order enough replacement pairs before you run out?
Did you clean them sufficiently before putting them back in your eyes the next day? It can be a lot! LASIK allows you to cut out the middle man, and see the world with your own eyes.
After receiving LASIK, you will have to go through a period of recovery. This can be a little inconvenient but it’s well worth it! Why would you want to focus on the negatives when LASIK improves your life in so many ways?
LASIK is Safer and More Effective Than You Think
A big concern for many people who are considering LASIK is their safety. This is reasonable since any surgery comes with some inherent risk.
But LASIK has as close to a spotless record as you can get when it comes to surgeries. About 97% of people are satisfied with their LASIK outcomes.
Keep in mind, millions of people have gotten the procedure already. That means millions of people are experiencing visual freedom from contacts. Why couldn’t that be you as well?
The Real Cost of LASIK
Another part of LASIK that can make some people uncomfortable is its cost. Because LASIK is what’s known as an elective procedure, your insurance won’t cover it.
This means that you need to pay for LASIK out of pocket. What many people don’t realize is there are ways you can make LASIK affordable without breaking the bank.
Many practices, including Frantz EyeCare, offer patient financing for LASIK. Whether you use the CareCredit healthcare credit card or sign up for a flexible monthly payment plan, there’s a way you can fit LASIK into your budget.
The other thing that many people don’t realize is that getting LASIK will save you money. After all, think about the savings you’ll gain once you no longer need to buy contacts or glasses anymore.
These savings can even exceed the cost of LASIK after several years or a few decades. Why not invest in yourself and save money in the long run as well?
Not everyone can get LASIK. Set up a LASIK consultation in Ft. Myers, FL at Frantz Eyecare to find out if you are a good candidate.
If you are not eligible for one reason or another, don’t worry. There are options other than LASIK that can help you achieve the same results!