When Glasses and Contacts Just Don’t Work

If you are suffering from vision problems, you may think that your only options are glasses or contact lenses.

Are You a LASIK Candidate?

If you have a vision problem, you may be wondering if you can ditch the glasses or contacts and opt for laser eye surgery. Here are some key points to consider.

LASIK eye surgery vs. glasses

Approximately 6 out of every 10 people has some type of vision problem. Glasses are a well-known option but can be problematic, especially as part of an active lifestyle.

If you play sports, like to swim or snorkel, or enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, glasses aren’t ideal. They get fogged up, slide around, and simply do not fit under other eye equipment. Being able to play at your best might require expensive equipment like custom goggles or other specialty eyewear.

Even if you do not play sports, if you wear glasses, you know it is all too easy to damage, break, or misplace them. If you’re tired of wearing glasses, LASIK eye surgery might be an option.

LASIK vs. contacts

Many people opt for contact lenses instead of glasses, and they can be a good alternative for personal fashion or an active lifestyle. But they can be a hassle, too.

Contact lenses need to be cleaned regularly or changed out frequently, and used properly to avoid eye infection or vision damage. They can be more tedious in situations such as traveling because of the variety of solutions, cases, or any other accessories required as part of contact lens care.

Additionally, if you lose or damage a lens, a replacement is not always right at hand.

LASIK costs

The price of a LASIK procedure will vary, depending on your vision problem and the laser eye surgery that is most appropriate for your eyes. At The LASIK Vision Institute, we provide a clear, upfront estimate, along with affordable procedures and easy financing options.

In many cases, our patients discover that LASIK is less expensive than the cumulative costs of wearing glasses and/or contacts over the long term.

Next steps:  Are you a candidate for laser eye surgery?

Imagine waking up and being able to see the alarm clock clearly. Imagine driving down the road on a sunny day without having to fumble with glasses or prescription sunglasses. Imagine taking an overnight trip without having to pack up saline, eye drops, a case, and back-up lenses.

If you are tired of the hassles of glasses or contacts and are wondering if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery, contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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