LASIK surgery corrects vision swiftly. That is the primary benefit, and the one patients pursue. However, there are pros to LASIK that many people do not take into consideration. The eye care specialists at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons Ltd. in Reading, Pennsylvania explain some of the procedure’s long-term benefits.
1. Sharper Vision
Laser eye surgery offers numerous benefits and can dramatically improve your quality of life. Most people achieve 20/20 vision or better after the surgery. We look forward to tailoring a treatment plan to your specific needs, and providing the highest standard of care. The little things often make the most difference. You can read street signs without glasses. The minute you wake up, everything is clear. You do not have to scramble to reach for your glasses before getting out of bed or looking at the alarm clock for the time.
2. Freedom From Prescriptions
After LASIK surgery, you are freed from the need to continually change eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions. You are also freed from the fear of losing your glasses or contact lenses, requiring a rapid replacement.
3. Views Unobstructed by Frames
The world looks different when you can view it without the obstruction of eyeglass frames. If you have worn glasses most of your life, looking at the world without the context of frames might initially prove surprising.
Others’ views of you are also unobstructed by frames. People can appreciate your features as they are, without the interference of glasses. Lack of glasses can make you appear more youthful.
4. Cost Savings Over Time
If you are concerned about the cost of LASIK surgery, sit back and do the math. Keep in mind it is a one-time expense. Over the long term, having LASIK surgery performed to correct your vision will save you money. You no longer have to pay for eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions. You do not have to purchase new eyeglass frames for practical or style purposes.
5. Improved Self-Confidence
One of LASIK’s greatest benefits is the boost it gives to your self-confidence. That is not something you can measure, like the clearer vision or the cost savings eventually achieved. Think of that renewed self-confidence as priceless.
Poor vision can make some people feel uncomfortable or awkward. Wearing glasses may make them feel less attractive. LASIK can raise your self-esteem. That self-confidence can result in additional business and social opportunities.
You may find yourself playing sports or participating in other activities that are not conducive to those wearing glasses. LASIK surgery can open up a whole new world.
If you would like more information about LASIK and whether you are a candidate for this procedure, contact the dedicated eye care specialists at Berks Eye in Reading, PA, to schedule a consultation. We will explain the procedure in detail and answer all of your questions.