5 Reasons Why LASIK is the Best Decision You’ll Make in 2021

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If it feels like most people around you wear glasses or contacts, you aren’t wrong. Studies show that 6 out of 10 people have vision problems like farsightedness, astigmatism, or nearsightedness.

If you have any of these issues, wearing contact lenses or glasses can sometimes help, but they can also be limiting and an inconvenience to your everyday activities and style.

But what if you could ditch your prescription glasses or contact lenses and have 20/20 vision or better? LASIK can help you do that.

LASIK is an incredibly safe procedure and proven for people with refractive errors. The best part is that most patients can achieve true visual freedom when they have LASIK.

Keep reading for 5 reasons why LASIK is the best decision that you’ll make in 2021!

1. Fast Results, Fast Recovery

Imagine having clear vision in a matter of minutes.  Almost immediately after your LASIK procedure, you can see the clock on the wall.  Most patients gain 80 – 90% of their visual results by the next day.

While you can’t drive yourself home after having LASIK, most patients are able to resume their normal activities the day after LASIK. With fast results and a quick recovery, you’ll be wishing you had done LASIK sooner!

2. LASIK Will Save You Money in the Long Run

Can we also talk about the money you spend on your glasses and contacts?   It’s expensive to wear contacts (especially dailies) and they just get thrown away after they are used.  Money is tossed away with every pair!  And if you break or lose your glasses – ordering a new pair can be very costly.  It all adds up!

LASIK is a one-time procedure that can be planned and budgeted for. Once you pay off the cost of LASIK, you can save yourself a great deal of money over time.  Studies show that LASIK pays for itself within 5 years.  Why not save yourself some money AND get the benefit of great vision?

3. Safety First!

Breaking/losing your glasses or contacts always seem to happen at the worst possible time.  Have you ever lost a contact while driving?  Yikes! This can be dangerous for both you and others.

And for those that wear contact lenses for extended periods of time *cough, cough* there are so many risks that can cause permanent damage to your eyes.

Why risk your health and safety when it is so simple to have LASIK?

4. Boosts Your Confidence

Wouldn’t it be great to no longer need glasses or contacts at all?

Getting rid of your glasses may increase your confidence and makes you feel more attractive.  You may also feel more active, spontaneous, and comfortable. You won’t have to worry about knocking your glasses off, adjusting your frames, or that painful nose piece mark (ouch!)

Contact lens irritation can make your eyes look red and cause your eyes to water.  You won’t exactly be feeling selfie-worthy with eyes like that!

5. Reduces Allergy Symptoms

Keeping on the comfortable eye talk – do you suffer from seasonal allergies? You may not realize it but getting LASIK can actually reduce your allergy symptoms!

This is in part because of wearing contact lenses during allergy season. The more you touch your eyes (putting in contact lenses included) during allergy season, the more pollen you could get in your eyes.

This then leads to irritation, watery eyes, and even headaches due to the allergic reaction from the pollen. Getting LASIK means you have a significant reduction in needing to touch your eyes during allergy season.

LASIK can make a huge difference for allergy sufferers.  Wouldn’t it be nice to not suffer from as many allergy symptoms?

Find Out What LASIK Can Do for You

Wondering if LASIK could be right for you? Schedule a FREE LASIK consultation at VisionPoint Eye Center in Bloomington or Champaign, IL today!

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