If you’re like most people, you’ve already heard of LASIK. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may have even considered having the vision correction procedure.

But you may not be aware that LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures you can undergo. With high patient satisfaction and low complication rates, it’s no wonder!

LASIK surgery can give you the vision of your dreams and total freedom from contact lenses and glasses. When you get LASIK at St. Luke’s, you can look forward to seeing Clearwater in a brand-new light.

After LASIK, you’ll have the best time exploring some of Clearwater’s hidden gems. Keep reading to learn about 8 hidden gems you’ll love more than ever after having LASIK!

1.    Walk and Explore Around Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Take a walk around the beautiful Moccasin Lake at this serene nature park. Once you have LASIK surgery, you won’t just be able to see without contact lenses or glasses; you’ll see better than you could even when you depended on your visual aids!

Over 95% of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better, meaning you’ll have better color and depth perception. Wouldn’t you love to experience the world around you in crystal-clear high definition?

You can appreciate the natural beauty around you all the more, making your visit to Moccasin Lake more magical.

2.    Take the Clearwater Ferry

Most locals know about the wonder that is Clearwater Marine Aquarium. But only some know how to get there in style!

Hop on board the Clearwater Ferry for a fun little boat ride from downtown to your favorite aquarium. The ride will give you time to look out at the beautiful water.

After LASIK, you can lean on the railing and take in the views without worrying about losing your glasses overboard! You can also stop worrying about contacts that get too dry; you’ll have crisper, improved vision to take in the stunning views around you.

3.    Relax at Sand Key Park

Clearwater Beach can be fun, but Sand Key Park is usually far less crowded and just as scenic! It’s also easier to park there.

Enjoy a lovely day at the beach without the crowds. Once you’ve had LASIK, you can also say so long to the annoyances of glasses and contacts.

Say goodbye to lost glasses and irritated eyes from getting sand and saltwater in your contact lenses! Wouldn’t you prefer to relax on the best beach in Clearwater? It can’t hurt that you’ll do it with unencumbered vision!

4.    Visit the Dali Museum

Immerse yourself in the surreal world of Salvador Dali at the criminally underrated Dali Museum! There’s no better time to see Dali’s artwork than when you have clearer vision after LASIK surgery.

Many patients say that colors look even brighter and more vivid after LASIK. If you’re looking for an artist who uses plenty of colors and makes some of the most interesting art to stare at for hours and hours, Dali is an excellent choice!

5.    Lose Yourself in Virtual Reality at Simcenter

If you’ve never been to this virtual reality and flight simulator arcade, you must visit Simcenter after getting LASIK! There’s plenty to do, from a VR platform that lets you run in VR to cockpits that make you feel like you’re piloting a Formula 1 car or fighter jet.

Of course, traditional VR headsets will let you explore virtually anywhere, from the depths of the ocean to outer space! After LASIK, you will be able to see it all more clearly and won’t have to contend with fitting your glasses under a headset or having your contacts dry out. You can have fun in total comfort while knowing you’ve made the best possible investment in your vision.

6.    Get in Touch with Nature at Caladesi Island State Park

This state park is located on a remote island that is only accessible by boat. Since it’s a protected piece of land, it feels untouched by civilization and is the perfect place to get in tune with nature!

Feel like you’re on a deserted island and relax on the beach. After LASIK, you can see everything without frames or lenses standing in your way. There will be nothing separating you from the serenity of this lovely little island!

7.    Taste with All Your Senses at Ted Peters Smoked Fish

Ted Peters Smoked Fish is a local favorite that serves up the best-smoked fish in Clearwater. You must try the unique taste of fish smoked for hours over burning red oak. Once you have better vision from LASIK surgery, it’ll enhance all your senses. After all, you eat with your eyes first! 

8.    Go for a Calypso Queen Boat Ride

For all the fun of a cruise on a day trip, come aboard the Calypso Queen! This Caribbean-themed vessel features fine dining, full bars, and incredible views.

Treat yourself once you have LASIK to get the most out of it. There’s no need to feel guilty about the expense.

Why? Because getting LASIK can save you money! LASIK is a one-time expense, but it’s permanent.

Once you have LASIK, you won’t have to spend money on new glasses or contact lenses. On average, you’re spending a minimum of $500 per year on glasses, contact lenses, and any necessary accessories that go with them.

When you get LASIK, you’ll save money year after year since you no longer have to purchase visual aids. Think about all the money you’re saving, meaning you’ll have more to spend on fun experiences like a ride on the Calypso Queen. Why shouldn’t you enjoy your new vision knowing you’ve made a sound investment?

Want to take the first steps toward LASIK? Make an appointment today at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute in Clearwater, FL, for your commitment-free LASIK consultation to find out if it’s right for you!