Do you dream of waking up with crisp, clear vision every morning? When you get LASIK, you can make those dreams a reality.
LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. The procedure has an incredibly high success rate and is minimally invasive, with a low risk of complications.
If you rely on glasses and contact lenses to see the world around you and correct refractive errors, LASIK will change your life by providing you with complete visual freedom! But many potential LASIK patients wonder if it’s worth the time and expense.
One thing that keeps many potential LASIK patients from undergoing the procedure is the cost of LASIK. However, most LASIK patients say that the procedure is well worth it and everything it gives you since it’s an investment in yourself.
Believe it or not, it’s also an excellent financial investment. Keep reading to find out why LASIK is the investment that keeps giving!
Getting LASIK is about more than seeing without glasses or contact lenses, although that is a large part of its success. Instead of being tailored to a prescription, LASIK is tailored to correct your exact refractive error.
That means getting LASIK allows you to see better than you ever could with glasses and contact lenses. It’s no coincidence that 96% of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better!
After having LASIK, patients tend to have better depth perception. Colors even seem brighter and more vivid.
When you have LASIK, the whole world looks like it’s in high definition. With such great vision, you’ll be able to do so much more, especially without glasses or contact lenses getting in the way!
The number one reason to get LASIK is to eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses to see the world around you. LASIK can free you from contacts and glasses, simplifying your daily life.
You won’t have to put up with glasses that always fog up, breaking when you need them the most. You also will no longer need to endure discomfort from contact lenses or worry about bringing a spare pair of glasses.
When you don’t have to think about putting your contact in, you can save precious minutes while getting ready in the morning. It may only be a few minutes, but that time adds up when you use contact lenses daily!
You can also do more when you don’t have to fit headgear over your glasses or worry about your contact lenses drying out or getting lost. Travel will be easier because you’ll have less to pack.
You’ll also feel more prepared to handle emergencies because you won’t be scrambling to put your glasses on. If it’s the middle of the night, you want to have crisp vision when every second counts.
Wouldn’t you like everything to feel a little easier? Getting LASIK can help you feel less rushed and more at peace. Plus, what’s not to love about better vision?
Contrary to what some believe, LASIK will never wear off. Why? LASIK is a permanent laser vision correction procedure that changes the shape of your cornea.
Changing the shape of the cornea corrects refractive errors and allows you to see more clearly. To have LASIK, you must have a stable prescription that’s remained unchanged for a year or more. A stable prescription ensures your vision won’t change after the procedure.
It is important to note that getting LASIK will not prevent you from developing age-related eye conditions like presbyopia and cataracts. LASIK can only correct refractive errors, meaning you’ll still need reading glasses as you get older and likely need cataract surgery.
But getting LASIK sooner than later will mean you can look forward to decades of crisp, clear vision!
LASIK is an outpatient procedure that only takes a few minutes per eye. After it’s over, you’ll go home with a trusted friend or family member driving you back.
There’s only minimal discomfort that lasts a day or two at most. Most patients notice almost immediate improvements to their vision and can return to work the next day. The best part? You’ll be able to show off your incredible new vision!
The initial recovery after LASIK only takes a few weeks, and you can return to most of your everyday routine. Remember to take your prescription eye drops as directed and avoid getting anything in your eyes, including water.
You won’t be able to participate in contact sports, but after a month, you can return to all your favorite activities while seeing the tiniest details you could never pick up before. It takes 3-6 months for your eyes to fully heal after LASIK.
However, during that time, the only thing you’ll be able to notice is your eyesight getting better. After the procedure, you’ll see immediate improvement, but your vision will be enhanced as your eyes heal.
Eventually, you’ll reach your peak vision after your eyes have completely recovered. While in recovery, you’ll enjoy your increasingly improving eyesight.
Although there’s a lot to love about LASIK, many people are still wary about it because of its cost. Because it requires an upfront cost, many assume they can’t afford it.
But at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute, we proudly offer our patients affordable payment options like the CareCredit credit card. With CareCredit, you can pay for your LASIK procedure over time with flexible monthly payments that fit your budget.
Many payment plans are no-interest, ensuring you won’t pay more than what LASIK costs. You can also usually use money from your HSA or FSA. Between that and a payment plan, you can pay for a procedure like LASIK without needing to dip into your savings.
Not only is LASIK affordable, but it can save you money in the long run. LASIK is an excellent financial investment because you’ll save money on visual aids.
You’ll no longer need to pay for glasses, contact lenses, or the various accessories that go with them. On average, most people spend about $500 every year on these visual aids.
No longer spending even $500 annually can significantly impact your budget. Eventually, LASIK pays for itself, with most patients paying off the procedure after about two years if they choose a payment plan or financing.
After paying off LASIK, you own your vision, and it’s an investment that keeps giving, year after year.
Ready to look into LASIK? Find out if it could be right for you by scheduling your LASIK consultation at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute in Clearwater, FL! Haven’t you waited long enough to invest in better vision?