Still pondering LASIK vision correction surgery? For some, the thought of any surgery can be terrifying. Though the procedure is very safe and typically carries great results, it’s still a serious surgery, so the decision should not be entered into lightly. If you’re still on the fence, consider these lifestyle benefits, which you may not have thought of before:
- MONEY. The average cost of LASIK surgery is actually less than the expenditures over the course of your life. Think of all the money that is spent towards contact lens, solution and frames. Additionally, a steep price for LASIK should be expected, especially from a provider who has the expertise and technology needed to perform the procedure competently.
- TRAVEL. Anywhere you go, you must always have your contact “stuff” with you. In addition to other necessities you must also remember to bring the things that allow you to see! Forgetting additional contacts, your contact solution or worse…imagine losing your contacts or breaking your glasses on a trip. It can be extraordinarily difficult finding a new pair with your specific prescription while you’re abroad.
- SPORTS. Ever wonder why so many professional athletes choose LASIK vision correction surgery? They no longer wanted to suffer the discomfort of the dirt or sweat that gets into their eyes creating blurred vision. No one wants to risk breaking their glasses or having to wear bulky, uncomfortable sports goggles. For many of us that enjoy sports or recreational activities like swimming, snorkel, jogging, biking, hiking, golfing, camping and many more can be much easier and more fun without the annoyance of wearing contacts or glasses.
- WORK. Whether you are a law enforcement officer, firefighter, construction worker or sit behind a desk, LASIK makes it easier to pursue your profession with more confidence. If you've endured life-long glasses or contact lenses, you'll be surprised by the dramatic difference that clear vision could make in your daily work routine. Additionally, the military often recommends LASIK over glasses or contacts. When it comes to eyesight, clearer vision can lead to occupational freedoms for many different careers.
Aside from check-ups with your ophthalmologist, LASIK gives you the freedom to never have to worry about rinsing your lenses or buying contact solution again. LASIK has become an increasingly popular option for so many: it’s convenient, and it allows individuals to pursue the lives they want comfortably and confidently.
At Shofner Vision Center, we know eye surgery can cause anxiety and we strive to provide the most comfortable, friendly, professional environment for our patients. Dr. Stewart Shofner will answer any questions or concerns you have about vision correction procedures and will never pressure anyone to having surgery; it’s entirely up to each individual. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Shofner online for a complimentary LASIK consultation or contact Shofner Vision Center at (615) 340-4733.